Diabetes Center for Children

Summer Foot Care Tips

Summer is a time for sun and fun, beaches and bare feet, but it can pose a challenge for those with diabetes. An injury or burn to the foot from walking on hot sand or hot pavement, glass or broken shells in the sand or an insect bite can happen easily during the summer.

Sandals are popular during the summer, but can leave feet unprotected from these potential risks. Any type of break in the skin has the potential of getting infected unless precautions are taken.

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the summer months while protecting your child’s feet:

Check out our Diabetic Foot Screening to help you take better care of your child’s feet.

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