Life with diabetes means you need to take care of your feet, beyond just buying a few pairs of high-quality diabetic socks. Here are a few ways to do that so you can enjoy a healthy and happy summer.
- Don’t go barefoot
Walking around without shoes – especially at the beach – seems like a natural part of summer. But if you have diabetes, you know that a foot wound can be dangerous because you have less sensation in your lower extremities.
That’s why it’s important to wear sandals or shoes on the beach. Accidentally stepping on a shell or a stone can lead to a cut that you might not notice. You’ll also avoid burns from walking on hot sand.