It is imperative to clean the site immediately after discovering it. Maintaining a clean laceration site is important to avoid infection, and clean and dry wound dressings should be applied. If bleeding continues, apply pressure to the area. If possible, hold the affected body part above heart-level.
For diabetic patients, it is recommended to inspect your feet daily for any potential cuts or lacerations. Because diabetes is often associated with poor circulation, diagnosed patients often cannot feel small cuts in their extremities. If you find a cut, contact your podiatrist ASAP to avoid further damage or infections.