DiabetesFoot Care Tips

Poor circulation, nerve damage, slow healing, and difficulty fighting infections can make foot complications very serious. Visit a foot doctor regularly if you need help with routine nail or callus care. Here are some other things you can do to help keep your feet in the best possible condition:

  • Check your feet every day for redness, swelling, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, or breaks in the skin. Use a mirror if necessary. Report any problems to your doctor immediately

    Foot Care Tips
  • Cut your toenails straight across, not into the corners, and smooth with an emery board

    Foot Care Tips
  • Wear only comfortable, well-fitting shoes. If your shoes are uncomfortable, get rid of or replace them

    Foot Care Tips
  • Check inside your shoes for foreign objects or rough spots every time you put them on

    Foot Care Tips
  • Wear socks and shoes whenever possible for your protection

    Foot Care Tips
  • Be especially careful with your feet when weather is very hot or very cold

  • Taking your shoes and socks off at every office visit will remind your doctor to check your feet.

Be Good to your FeetRemember, you are in charge of your diabetes management.1

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