My name is Shirley and I am the Chiropodist (foot specialist) at the Markham Family Health Team. Looking after your feet is a very important part of diabetes care.
It’s the middle of winter. Skin care is very important as the weather is drier and colder. Just like you apply a moisturizer on your hands, you should remember to apply moisturizer to your feet at least once daily. By applying a moisturizer to your feet daily, you will help to prevent fissures (cracks or grooves) from occurring on your skin. This is especially important for people with diabetes to help prevent skin infections that can come from bacteria entering small breaks in your skin.
—Shirley Cheung, D.Ch.