SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR DIABETICS
Diabetic individual should not only take care of their diet but also should follow the below mentioned instructions.
1) Diabetic individuals should avoid injuries to their skin .Therefore should take care while shaving. If there is a skin injury than the wound should be immediately cleaned & disinfected.
2) If there is an injury do not apply strong medicine like tincture of iodine , carbolic acid, salicylic acid .on the wound instead apply mild antiseptics like mercurochrome , acriflavine or furazolidine.
3) A diabetic should always avoid injury to his feet. They should keep their feet clean for this wash the feet at least twice with warm water & also check the feet for any cut or rashes.
4) Should take lot of care while cutting his nails of feet.
5) Should never cut corns on his soles himself. For this he/ she should visit a physician.
6) A diabetic should never move bare-footed.
7) Should never wear underwear that is tight around the thighs.
8) Diabetic individuals should not sit cross-legged (with one knee lying above the other) for very long time.
9) Avoid nylon socks instead wear cotton socks. Nylon socks impede blood circulation.
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