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arhighsmith
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Registered on: ‎05-25-2011

Foot Creams and Lotions

Any recommendations on foot creams and lotions for diabetics? 
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senator2214
Total Posts: 76
Registered on: ‎10-19-2010

Foot Creams and Lotions

Foot cream body cream diabetic cream to me they are all the same. If you use them to get rid of dryness I use what ever is avalable, baby oil is great for all the above, body and foot and a little bit goes a long way .
If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself
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powerwalker2
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Registered on: ‎11-02-2009

Foot Creams and Lotions

Glysolid or Aquaphor
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deafmack
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Registered on: ‎10-31-2009

Foot Creams and Lotions

As long as you are not looking for anything for a specific reason, any cream or lotion that has a good moisturizer will do. You have been given some good suggestions. I think the thing to do is even talk with your doctor or if you have a podiatrist ask him or her for suggestions as well. I use Ammonium Lactate Lotion 12% the prescription strength. There are similar lotions that you can also buy over the counter. I know you will be find what works best for you.

a Deaf person with Diabetes.

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artisticme
Total Posts: 11
Registered on: ‎06-08-2011

Foot Creams and Lotions

Aside from being a diabetic, i have naturally dry skin.
Until recently, i just used a very nice hand cream on my feet to keep them
moisturized.  I would see the "diabetic foot creams" in the stores.. for $10 and up (ouch)
and wonder if it was worth it.

so i bought some.  it's nice cream.  mostly odorless.  makes the skin feel nice. 
but doesnt fly me to the moon, or do my taxes, or make me jump over a tall building
in a single bound..... or do any better job on my feet than my favorite hand cream.

Hand creams with olive oil seem to work the best for me.  I get them from Avon and from TJ Maxx.    MUCH cheaper and they smell nicer too.
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cathymoore10@msn.com
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cathymoore10@msn.com
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Registered on: ‎02-07-2010

Foot Creams and Lotions

Avon is coming out with a diabetic foot cream. i get to order my demo at the end of the month. can't wait to try it. my heels are so dry.
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mimi1340
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Registered on: ‎07-06-2011

Foot Creams and Lotions

DiabetiCare Borage Lotions are great.  DiabeticCare Lotion, Intensive Cream and Foot Cream all contain borage oil that really works.  You can order at www.diabeticarelabs.com
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Caloh
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Registered on: ‎11-02-2009

Foot Creams and Lotions

A dermatologist at a diabetes expo I went to recommended petroleum jelly (brand name: Vasoline).  Spread a thin layer on your feet - but NOT between the toes - then put your socks or stockings on.  If heels are cracked, put a little extra on them.  In a day or two you will see an amazing difference.

Years ago someone told me that foot models always use Vasoline to keep their feet looking good.  I've been using petroleum jelly for years and my feet look and feel fine.  Don't worry - your shoes won't get greasy,  Mine don't. 
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SpeechLady85
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Registered on: ‎11-03-2009

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