Diabetic Foot Care Step: 9

Keep The Blood Flowing 
to Your Feet

It is very important to keep your circulation moving as smoothly as possible. If you want to keep your feet healthy it is very important to keep your blood flowing to your feet. How do you do this?

Here are some suggestions:

 

  • Put your feet up when you are sitting
  • Wiggle your toes for 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times a day. Move your ankles up and down and in and out to improve blood flow in your feet and legs.
  • Do not start smoking. If you already do smoke….quit. If you feel you need assistance, by all means ask your doctor or nurse, or find a support group.
    There is an excellent method by a former smoker who has not smoked since 1988. The successful method he used to quit smoking has been developed into a program used by many people to successfully stop smoking.
  • Do not cross your legs for long periods of time
  • Garters, tight socks, rubber bands, and elastic bands, are great ways to cut off the circulation to your legs. So if you want to keep your feet healthy DO NOT USE THEM.
  • Wear loose socks. Cotton is a good choice as are wool.
  • If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, work with your health care team to lower it

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