Diabetes Forecast—April 27, 2018
HSS podiatrist Harvey Strauss, DPM, FACFAS, addressed how those with diabetes can take care of their feet during the summer for Diabetes Forecast.
"One of the biggest errors I see is patients wearing cotton socks in the summer. They assume they’re light and breathable, but [cotton] doesn’t wick moisture away," said Dr. Strauss.
Sweat can collect in between your toes and increase your chances of getting a fungal infection. To avoid this, Dr. Strauss recommended sprinkling powder such as cornstarch in your shoes and socks every day, and wear moisture-wicking socks, such as those with high-bulk acrylic.
Read the full article at diabetesforecast.org. This article also appeared in the June 2018 print issue.