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Service Provider Resource: Knowledge Check - Healthy, Happy Feet

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Knowledge Check - Healthy, Happy Feet

 

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2. Name the 5 steps of every day foot care:

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3. What are some special foot care precautions to take with people who have diabetes?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Answers

1. Name 4 common foot problems:

Athletes foot, bunions, corns, blisters, hammertoes, flat feet

 

2. Name the 5 steps of every day foot care:

1. Keep feet clean.
2. Gently dry – don’t rub – feet.
3. Keep the skin soft, moisturize.
4. Change socks every day.
5. Check toenails.
 

3. What are some special foot care precautions to take with people who have diabetes?

People with diabetes need to take special care to protect feet from injury. Diabetes may cause loss of feeling in the feet, making it hard to know if the person is injured. Diabetes slows the healing process, increasing the possibility for infection. People with diabetes should take these additional steps to keep their feet happy and healthy.
  • Check feet every day for blisters, cuts, scratches, any break in the skin. Immediately treat any injury.
  • Never take the risk of walking barefoot.
  • Talk to the doctor about things to do to reduce risk. Make sure the doctor checks their feet at every visit.
Last updated on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:37