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Diabetes - Foot Care - Treatment - Prevention

Written by Mohan | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Aug 26, 2021
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Treatment and Prevention

Footwear and orthotics play an important role in diabetic footcare. Orthotics designed with Plastazote foam, the number one material for protecting the insensitive diabetic foot, are usually recommended. Plastazote is a material designed to accommodate pressure hot spots by conforming to heat and pressure.

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By customizing to the foot, Plastazote provides the comfort and protection needed in diabetic footcare. Footwear constructed with Plastazote is also recommended frequently for the diabetic patient.

  • Plastazote is a material that can easily be heat moulded and adheres easily to most materials. It has good strength and at the same time is lightweight.
  • Plastazote has good thermal properties, it is non-allergenic and can be used in direct contact with the skin.
  • Plastazote foam is available most colors, is readily washable, discourages bacteria growth and has good thermal properties.
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All the above properties has established plastazote as a standard material that is used for any customized foot wear or any other prosthesis to make a correction. The science itself is called ‘Orthotics’ and is derived from the Greek "ortho", to straighten and indicates connection of the field to orthopedics

If you are a diabetic, you should be particularly alert to any problems you may be having with your feet. It is very important for diabetics with neuropathy to take necessary precautions to prevent injury and keep their feet healthy. If you have diabetes and are experiencing a foot problem, immediately consult your foot doctor.

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ennairam_23

Many die not from diabetes itself but from complications arising from diabetes.

ennairam_23

When you're diabetic, you should take extra care about your feet and the rest of your body.

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