A nurse educator is teaching a group of diabetic patients to perform proper foot care. Diabetics are susceptible to foot problems, especially when sanitary conditions are poor. Which of the following are correct instructions for proper foot care?


• Tight or ill-fitting shoes lead to callus and corn formation. The patient should bandage lesions and sores until they can see a podiatrist

• Mild soaps are recommended to prevent skin irritation and to ensure the feet are clean

• Never put lotion in between toes. Skin in this area tends to stay moist naturally, and adding lotion could cause skin breakdown 

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