When you have diabetes, you need to take special care of your feet.
Diabetic nerve damage, or peripheral neuropathy, can make you less able to feel pain, especially in your feet. You can get a corn, blister, callus, or foot injury and not know it. These foot problems can become open sores or lead to foot ulcers. That's why it's important to inspect your feet daily and choose your shoes wisely. Wear well-fitting, comfortable shoes to help keep small foot problems from turning into severe ones.