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Why Diabetic Foot Care is So Important This Winter

Diabetic foot care is important at any time of year, but winter brings with it threats decreased circulation and numbness. Because November is Diabetes Awareness Month, today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is spreading awareness by sharing some information regarding diabetic foot care in winter.

Winter cold, moisture, and dryness elevate the risk of diabetic foot issues. About 15 to 20 percent of diabetics seek treatment at a hospital because of an infection or foot ulcer, which leads to amputation in some cases.

These tips can help you care for your diabetic feet this winter:
Daily examination

Make moisturizing a must

Proper footwear is key.


Free your feet from moisture.


Trim your toenails with care.


Don’t turn up the heat on your feet.

Control your glucose levels.


If you are living with diabetes and haven’t seen a podiatrist in some time, contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists to schedule a consultation. Call our office today at (425) 455-0936 to book your visit or schedule an appointment online.

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