Martin Health System
772.287.5200
Contact Us:
HomeBack

Back to Document

Health Tip: Moisturize Your Diabetic Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics, often plagued by poor circulation, must pay careful attention to the feet. Moisturizing your feet regularly can help keep the skin from cracking and drying.

The American Diabetes Association offers these moisturizing suggestions:

  • Gently dry your feet after your bath or shower, then coat feet with a small amount of hand cream or petroleum jelly.

  • Avoid rubbing creams or oils between the toes. This increases a person's risk of fungal infection.

  • Avoid soaking your feet, which ultimately can dry the skin.

Back to Top
Need a Physician?
Call 866.361.HOPE (4673)
FacebookTwitterYouTube
© 2012 Martin Health System | 772.287.5200
Find us on:
you tube

Martin Health System
is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization