Well today had a lot better blood sugars then Sunday did that’s for sure. I didn’t go over 200 at all today, the closet I came was just right now right before dinner and after 2 hours of coaching football, it was 178. I just had a pulled chicken sandwich and 1/4 cup of baked beans. I don’t like eating this late because typically it will lead to higher 3 a.m. blood sugars, but I didn’t over eat, I ate very small. Today is all about my feet. First, I want to thank my doctor for taking time to check my feet every single visit. So far they have been pretty good. I do have a few calouses but I have always had them from sports.
I try to lotion my feet every single night, but I don’t always remember to. Luckily I have an amazing girlfriend that is willing to do this for me with a special diabetes foot cream. I use Neoteric primarily, but there are a few others I have tried, but don’t recall their names. I have also tried the Anastasia foot cream as well, and liked it, but just didn’t want to pay the higher prices for it. I don’t feel that I pay enough attention to my feet. How much attention do you pay towards your feet? I sometimes get the attitude, well I’m only 25, that stuff will only happen when I’m older. Well I try to smack myself in the face when I say that.
For instance, I just came home from football practice tonight and my feet are soar. I’m only 25 like I said and still “fresh” out of football so I am very active with the kids and running pass patterns and throwing them passes so I am running around in cleats all night. Then I come home and my feet kill, my calouses are even bigger and my feet are as dry as can be. I am about to take a shower shortly, but as soon as I get out, my feet will be extremely dry.
In the industry that I work in, I see a lot of different wound care products and items and sometimes wonder what they are for or how they are used. Then I see some of the promotional materials or product catalogs for some manufacturers and then I see examples of open wounds, and sores that can come from not taking care of your feet. This makes me sick to my stomach and do not want to allow myself to get that way. I know that sometimes it may not be your fault, but if there are things that I can do to prevent it, I want to make sure that I am doing them all.
One of the keys to my health as living a life of a diabetic is that I must keep my feet in great condition and not allow them to crack or get sores on them.
Hope you all have a great day.