People with diabetes tend to have calluses build up faster and more often on their feet. The reason is that there are high-pressure areas under the foot. To release this pressure a therapeutic shoes or inserts can be used.

It is recommended that you trimmed your calluses. This because if not trimmed it gets very thick, breaks down and turn into ulcers (open sores). It is advises that you should allow your health care provider to cut your calluses. By doing it yourself, it may lead to ulcers and infection. We also advises that you do not try to remove calluses and corns with chemical agents as these products can burn your skin and cause other problems.

By regularly using a pumice stone will help you to keep calluses under control. Pumice stone should only be used on wet skin. When dry, apply lotion right after to preserve moisture.

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