Diabetes Foot Care

For chronic sufferers, especially people with diabetes, fungal infections could be common and, if left untreated, may lead to more severe foot problems.

 

Special Care for People With Diabetes

If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is important and should be a part of your daily health routine. Fungal infections could be common in people with diabetes and, if left untreated, may lead to more severe foot problems. For preventative tips, click here.

Know the Facts About Athlete's Foot

Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job, so don’t let athlete’s foot complicate things. Educate yourself and follow these tips to prevent athlete’s foot and other foot problems.

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Athlete's foot is more common in people with diabetes but can be cured with antifungal treatments like LamisilAT®.

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Athlete's foot causes dry, cracked skin, which could leave people with diabetes vulnerable to more serious complications such as cellulitis, bacterial infections, or even ulcers.

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Itching and burning are common symptoms of athlete's foot but they may go unnoticed in people with neuropathy.

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Don't treat athlete's foot with lotion or a nonmedicated powder. Only an antifungal medication like LamisilAT® can treat athlete's foot.

Consult your doctor if you are unsure if you have athlete's foot before using an OTC antifungal treatment.

It's especially important to talk to your doctor if you have neuropathy, vascular disease, or foot deformities. For more information about living with diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

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Foot Care for Chronic Sufferers

The best way to beat fungus is to avoid it altogether. Take control of your foot health with LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder. It is clinically proven to prevent most athlete's foot while providing relief from symptoms. It also absorbs wetness, keeping your feet dry and fungus free.

Diabetes can also cause nerve damage and lessen the ability to feel small skin injuries where the fungus can easily infect the skin. The symptoms of athlete's foot, such as itching or burning, might also go unnoticed.

For this reason, it's highly recommended that people suffering from diabetes check their feet every day and see a podiatrist regularly. A podiatrist specializes in medical foot care, including the prevention of athlete's foot, and assists with the application of medication.

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For more information about living with diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association website.

Preventative Foot Care Tips

The best way to beat fungus is to avoid it altogether.

Here are some simple tips to maintain healthy feet and keep them fungus free.

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Thoroughly inspect your feet every day, including between your toes. If you cannot see the soles of your feet, use a mirror or ask someone for help. If you find red spots, cuts, swelling, blisters, sores, or some other abnormality, consult your doctor.

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Wear clean cotton socks, and change them during the day if feet become sweaty. Alternate shoes every day to allow them to dry completely. Use LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder to help absorb wetness.

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Avoid walking barefoot, especially in wet public areas, like showers or poolside.

See your doctor for an annual foot exam.