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Sanofi Canada

2905 Place Louis-R.-Renaud
Laval, Quebec, H7V 0A3

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514-956-6200
1-800-363-6364

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1-800-265-7927

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Foot Care

High blood glucose levels can cause problems that can affect your feet:

 
  • Nerve damage, which makes your feet less sensitive to heat, cold, and touch, can prevent you from feeling pain when your feet are injured
  • The arteries in your feet thicken and harden causing less blood flow
  • The skin can get thinner and drier, allowing the feet to be more easily irritated and develop calluses
  • There is a higher risk of infection

The good news is that there are lots of little things you can do to make sure your feet stay healthy!

  • Wash your feet in warm water every day. Make sure the water isn't too hot and be sure to dry your feet well, especially between the toes.
  • Check your feet every day. Make sure you don't have any cuts, sores, blisters, redness, calluses, or other problems. If you're not able to see all the areas of your feet completely, use a mirror or ask someone to help you.
  • If you have dry skin on your feet, rub some lotion on them after your wash and dry them. Never put lotion between your toes because excessive moisture may lead to infection.
  • Cut your toenails once a week or when needed. The best time to cut your toenails is after you wash your body or your feet, when they are softer. Cut your toenails straight across and not too short. File the edges with an emery board.
  • Always wear slippers or shoes to protect your feet from injuries. Don't walk around barefoot. Make sure you wear shoes that fit well. When you go shoe shopping, do it at the end of the day, when your feet are bigger. Break in new shoes slowly by wearing them 1 to 2 hours a day for the first few weeks. There are many specialty shoe stores with individualized help.
  • If you smoke, stop.
  • If you are overweight, try to lose weight. Discuss this with your nutritionist/dietitian.
  • Get regular exercise.