18 Ways to Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy

feetGet in step when it comes to keeping your feet healthy especially if you have diabetes. People with diabetes can develop foot problems of all kinds. These problems can happen when there is nerve damage. You may experience pain, tingling or weakness in the foot. If you lose the feeling in your foot, you might not realize you injured it. Also, poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes can cause problems.

Follow these steps to stay a step ahead of unhealthy feet:

Riding into Family Fun

boy riding bikeCelebrate National Bike Month by taking your children out for a bicycle ride around the local park or a bike trail. May is a perfect time to enjoy a family bike ride, before the summer heat sets in. According to Men’s Fitness, cycling is a lower-risk form of cardiovascular exercise and is low impact, so it’s easier on your legs, ankles, knees and feet. It’s also an awesome way for your family to get exercise and have fun while doing it!

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

Spring-Seminars-widgetIf you had the chance to ask some general heart health questions to a physician without an appointment, wouldn’t you take advantage of it? If you, your friend or family member had heart disease, wouldn’t you want to know ways to prevent it? If given the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies UMass Memorial Medical Center is using to fight heart disease, wouldn’t you want to arm yourself with information?

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