Taking good care of your feet is essential for those who are diabetic. Wounds on the extremities have a tough time healing and can lead to amputation in extreme cases.What is Diabetic Shock?

We Buy Diabetic Test StripsTaking good care of yourself every day is essential when you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Whether you have Type I or Type II you must be aware of how your circulation and your blood sugar are affecting the things you never paid attention to before you had the disease. Any wound should be carefully monitored and examined.

Diabetics tend to have poor circulation, particularly in their limbs which results in the necessity for amputation in many cases. With careful prevention and care, quite a few of these amputations would be unnecessary. 

Diabetics tend to have poor circulation, particularly in their limbs which results in the necessity for amputation in many cases. With careful prevention and care, quite a few of these amputations would be unnecessary. Any wound that occurs on the foot of a diabetic can lead to much more serious complications, so there is no minor wound that can be ignored for diabetics, especially on or around the feet. Since blood flow to the lower limbs is usually constricted, the healing of such wounds is slower than it is for healthy patients.

Since diabetics often have reduced feeling in their hands and feet, it is important to take a good look over them every single day. If you notice a wound, take care of it as appropriate and point it out to your health care provider when you visit. A good way to check your feet daily is to make it a point to wash them in warm, soapy water. Examine them as you wash them. Dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes where moist skin can cause the skin the break down and become diseased or grow fungus. Massage a good moisturizer cream into the skin to keep it from drying out.

  • Since blood flow to the lower limbs is usually constricted, the healing of such wounds is slower than it is for healthy patients.
  • If you notice a wound, take care of it as appropriate and point it out to your health care provider when you visit.
  • Dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes where moist skin can cause the skin the break down and become diseased or grow fungus.

If you go to a nail salon to have pedicures, be very careful about how they handle their equipment. See that they sterilize their trimming equipment or that the tools have been unwrapped just for your use and are disposable. If using a foot spa, ask that the spa be disinfected before you use it. Most certified and inspected establishments practice these precautions for all of their customers whether they are diabetic or not, but it is critical for those who are sensitive to bacteria and fungus that could enter a wound and cause a lesion that will not heal. As a matter of routine be sure to test your blood glucose as often as required according to your health care provider and always use the appropriate diabetic test strips for your monitor.

You may find yourself having extra strips frequently or occasionally. There are many reasons people have extra strips including the doctor changing your machine, testing yourself less frequently, a loved one goes into a nursing home that provides the test strips for them…and many more. If your boxes of strips meet our buying criteria, we can pay you cash the same day. We will pay for the boxes of strips and shipping via check or paypal, whichever you prefer. We have many repeat sellers because we pay fast and provide exceptional customer service! We purchase boxes that are not expired and are unopened.

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