Yeargain Foot & Ankle

Diabetic Foot Care Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but for those living with diabetes, the hot weather requires taking some extra precautions – especially when it comes to foot health. At Yeargain Foot & Ankle in Dallas, TX, we want our patients to stay safe while still making the most of the summer season. Here are our top tips for diabetic foot care during the hot summer months:

Wear Proper Footwear

Avoid going barefoot, even at the beach or pool. Wear breathable, well-fitting shoes to protect your feet from hot surfaces, debris, and injury. Consider moisture-wicking socks to keep feet dry. Diabetic shoes and custom orthotics can provide extra support.

Inspect Feet Daily

Check your feet thoroughly each day for any cuts, sores, blisters, swelling, or changes in color or temperature. Use a mirror to see the bottoms of your feet. Don’t ignore any foot wounds – even minor ones can become infected quickly in diabetics.

Maintain Blood Glucose Levels

Heat can cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate more than usual. Monitor your levels closely and stay hydrated with water. Be aware of the symptoms of high and low blood sugar. Keep insulin and other medications away from direct heat and sunlight.

Moisturize and Protect

Apply moisturizer to your feet daily to prevent dry, cracked skin that can let in bacteria. Avoid putting lotion between the toes which can lead to fungal growth. Always apply sunscreen to the tops of your feet if they will be exposed.

Stay Cool and Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Exercise in the cooler morning or evening hours. Rest and elevate feet if they swell in the heat. Recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion like heavy sweating, rapid pulse, and dizziness.

Enjoy your summer adventures, but make diabetic foot health a priority. If you notice any concerning symptoms or non-healing wounds, contact us at Yeargain Foot & Ankle right away. Our podiatry team is here to help you put your best foot forward this season and beyond! Schedule your appointment at one of our convenient Dallas locations today.

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Right Where You Work

If you work in Downtown Dallas you know the challenge of working a full day and then finding time for a podiatry appointment. That’s why we have two clinics located in the downtown area. Schedule your appointment and customized treatment plan right where you work. We will get you in, get you relief, and get you back to active living.

Yeargain Foot & Ankle

3801 Gaston Ave #330
Dallas, TX 75246
(972) 853-4886

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Oak Cliff/Methodist Hospital
1411 N Beckley Ave. Suite 456
Dallas, TX 75203
Pavilion III at Methodist Hospital
(972) 845-4970

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Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 1pm

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Call or Text: (972) 853-4886

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Serving Downtown Dallas Since 2014

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