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Summer Travel: Don’t Forget the Feet!

Jul 17, 2018
 

Some simple guidance about proper shoe selection and foot care can help people with diabetes in taking care of diabetic feet while they are traveling.

Summer, a time for travel for so many. Over the next few weeks, we will look at ways to prevent disasters during or after travel.

When it comes to travel plans, a lot of people who have diabetes are most concerned about their medications — getting, bringing enough with them and so many issues associated with that.

I’ve found most aren’t concerned about protecting their feet.

I have had so many patients return from vacation with foot wounds due to the particular shoes they were wearing. Some didn’t bring enough shoes or bought and wore brand new shoes, while some wore the type of shoes we don’t recommend and some didn’t wear shoes at all. Click here to learn more about taking care of your feet during travel.

And, if you have stories from your patients regarding their travels that may help others, please do let us know.  That’s what we’re here for, to help each other help our patients.

Thank you!

Joy Pape, FNP-C, CDE
Medical Editor, DiabetesInControl.com

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Joy Pape, FNP-C, CDE
Medical Editor
Diabetes In Control

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