Skin infection

I am a 50 year old diabetic, part of the way I control my sugar is through exercise, specifically inline skating. I am having a problem with my feet and sweat. I wear a pair of dry fit moisture wicking socks and cotton athletic socks over them, when I am done I take them off and shower. I am having a problem with the tops of my feet where they get red, swollen (after a couple of days they swell to the point where it is difficult to get on shoes) and itch very badly. It gets hard to wear socks and shoes. Ska What can I do to help my feet, I have had to all but quit skating, what can I do to eliminate this.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. As a diabetic it is recommended that you have a yearly foot exam to ensure that your vascular, skin and nervous health are in check. Depending on how long you have had diabetes and how controlled your blood sugar is, you can still have autonomic nervous system reactions when you exercise. If you have not seen a Podiatrist to discuss these symptoms, it is always best to have your feet examined in person.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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