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Good Diabetic Foot Care: The Best Gift for Valentine’s

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Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all! This holiday is a nice reminder to show a little love and appreciation to the important people in your life. Your spouse, your children, your parents, your siblings, your friends—everyone wants to know they are remembered and cared about. If you or someone you love has diabetes, consider extending a little of that love and care to some frequently-neglected members in your life: the feet. Investing in diabetic foot care can be a great, creative Valentine’s gift that’s better for the body than cheap chocolates.

Great gifts that pamper your lower limbs can be creamy moisturizers, soft socks, and fun slippers, among other things. A thick, gentle ointment can be gently massaged into your feet and ankles for dry skin relief and general relaxation. Wearing thick, fitted socks afterward helps lock in the moisture, so treat yourself or your loved one to a fun, colorful pair. People with diabetes should also wear foot protection whenever they walk around, even in their own homes, to avoid small injuries. Perhaps a nice pair of slippers with protective rubber soles can offer a change from everyday shoes for lounging around the house.

Everyone wants to be remembered and loved on a day like Valentine’s Day, and that includes your feet. If you struggle with diabetes, show those lower limbs some love! Creative, well-thought out gifts are better than generic ones, anyway. Pamper your feet by investing in good diabetic foot care. If you’re not sure how to care for your feet, or are concerned you may have developed a complication from your condition, contact Martin Foot and Ankle for more information or an appointment. You can reach our Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz and York locations by calling (717) 757-3537 or visiting the online contact page.

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Dr. Keith F. Tyson
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