Diabetes Foot Care Products

Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm), Pharmacist, discusses foot products for diabetes.

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Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm), Pharmacist, discusses foot products for diabetes.
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Featuring Eugene Mar, BSc (Pharm)

Video Title: Diabetes Foot Care Products Duration: 1 minute, 45 seconds

With diabetes one of the main problems is circulation.

With circulation, and decrease of circulation specifically with diabetes, comes many problems, including nerve damage and peripheral vascular problems at the bottom of the feet and fingertips.

A lot of diabetics, if the damage gets severe enough, can’t actually feel the bottom of their feet, and if they happen to step on something that could hurt them, they might not actually feel it. And the damage could be done without them even knowing it.

What we usually try to tell people is if you are diabetic, you should be checking your feet every day on a regular basis as a routine, just to help maintain and prevent any sort of damage that could be done.

Some of the things that you can do, of course, if using a specially-designed diabetic sock. In this case, it’s designed with reinforced toes and no seams and extra padding to help prevent pressure sores that might develop in your shoe.

Hydration is also a very important part of diabetic foot care. We always make sure that we have enough care with the feet, otherwise we get cracking of the soles and the heels, most importantly, and they don’t heal quite as well if you’re diabetic.

If someone comes in with a diabetic sore, we always make sure that we refer to a specialist because their wounds heal quite a bit slower because of the circulation problems that can arise from diabetes.

If you do have more questions about your foot care, especially if you’re diabetic, you can, of course, see your pharmacist because there is a lot of knowledge and information available to you and products that can help you maintain and prevent further problems with your feet or any other related symptom associated with diabetes.

If you have further questions, you can always ask your diabetic educator, a foot care nurse or a podiatrist.

Presenter: Mr. Eugene Mar, Pharmacist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Pharmacist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.