Step 9 - Preventing Recurrence and Other Complications
STEP 9: Preventing Recurrence and Other Complications: So you’ve managed to heal your foot wound fast. What happens now? Well, you want to prevent another wound because once you’ve had a wound, you’re more likely to get another one. Here are some tips on what to do now:
Continue to check your feet daily!
Get a diabetic foot exam. How often this happens will depend on your blood flow, foot type, and sensation. You might have to get an exam anywhere from every 2 months to once a year.
Podiatrists don’t just trim your nails and calluses so your feet will look good. They do this to help prevent wounds.
Get diabetic shoes. They help prevent wounds.
Wear your diabetic shoes at home. Wear SOMETHING that will protect your feet if you bump into things.
Your healthcare team is made up of people that work together to help you stay healthy. It can include a blood flow doctor, infectious disease doctor, skin doctor, physical therapist, pedorthist (shoe specialist), cast technician, visiting home nurse, dietician, endocrinologist, primary care or family doctor, kidney doctor, eye doctor, and/or brain doctor.