Diabetic foot care
is something that needs to happen every day. One of the best ways to care for your feet is to closely monitor your
blood sugars and whenever possible keep your blood sugars in the range
recommended by your medical team. People with diabetes are more likely
to develop feet problems than other people. Your feet should be
physically examined by your health care provider at least once a year.
If you have problems with your feet, they need to be examined more
often. Always contact your healthcare team if there are changes to the
way your feet look or feel. Are they discolored? Swollen? Do they
feel different, tingling, numbness, pain? These are all reasons to talk
to your doctor and have him or her examine your feet to make sure there
is not an issue.