One Step Ahead: Diabetic Foot Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

10 November 2022

Proper footcare is essential when it comes to managing conditions such as diabetes. In our blog we’ll discuss diabetic foot while also outlining the treatments and preventative measures you can take to care for your feet.

What is Diabetic Foot?

Diabetic foot disease is a common complication of diabetes. Overtime, the condition can affect the blood supply to your feet while also causing damage to the nerve endings. As nerve endings are damaged, this inhibits your ability to feel pain and temperature. A sensory disability such as this has a negative impact as it reduces your awareness of cuts, burns or any weaknesses that may occur to your feet. If wounds are left untreated and uncared for, they may escalate by increasing in size, becoming infected and developing into a foot ulcer.

Foot Ulceration

One of the main concerns of diabetes is the formation of foot ulcers. A foot ulcer is an open sore on your foot. Foot ulcers form due to a combination of factors such as poor circulation, wounds, blisters, and foot deformities (e.g., bunions)
According to the HSE, “eighty percent of lower limb amputations in diabetes are preceded by the development of a foot ulcer”.

Diabetic Foot Treatment 

Individuals with diabetes should receive an annual foot examination to assess the condition of their feet and to identify any potential concerns. It is recommended that diabetics become aware of foot care solutions and techniques to ensure the proper care of their feet. In addition, it is encouraged that you wash your feet and check them daily. Examine the sole of each foot, between the toes and around the heel. This simple daily routine will help highlight any concerns. It is important that all concerns should be brought to the attention of your GP, carer, or a trained healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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Our Medicare Footcare Range

Medicare’s range of quality footcare products incorporates the latest technology to treat ailments that impede on everyday life.
Our footcare range can help you stay one step ahead of corns, callouses, bunions, blisters and much more.

Our Diabetic Supplies

Insulin Pen Travel Wallet

Medicare Insulin Travel Wallet
Medicare Insulin Pen Travel Wallet is specially designed to offer diabetes sufferers and other medication users the ultimate accessory for the safe and convenient storage/ transportation of their insulin pens, vials, and other diabetic supplies they may need at correct and safe temperature without need of refrigeration. The Medicare Insulin Travel Wallet has been independently tested and certified regarding its effectiveness and it can be reactivated simply by placing in water when required and used repeatedly.

Diabetic Daily Organiser

Medicare Diabetic Daily Organiser.

Organises all your diabetic supplies in one place. Fitted with elastic hoops, compartments, and a netted section so all your supplies can be securely organised. It is offers padded protective pockets for daily protection. Comes with reusable gel pack which when frozen will stay cold 10 hours keeping your insulin pens and vails at a safe temperature. Its compact design means it is the perfect travel size.

Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads

Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads

Medicare Alcohol Prep Pads are a great antiseptic source for topical cleansing and prepping skin prior to injections. These soft, absorbent, non-woven alcohol wipes provide rapid-acting skin preparation in a sterile formula. Each pad is impregnated with 99.9% isopropyl alcohol. The non-woven swabs are manufactured to the highest bacteriological standards.

Medical ID Band Diabetes
Medicare Diabetes Medical ID Band 
Our bands are a simple an effective way to get you immediate and correct medical cover in the event of an emergency. Alert first responders and bystanders to your condition thereby enabling appropriate care.

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