You're more likely to have foot problems with diabetes because it can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet. The American Diabetes Association estimates that it's the reason why one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so.
You have to take care of your feet when you have diabetes. Poor foot care may lead to amputation of a foot or leg.
Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause debilitating nerve pain.
If you get a blister or sore from your shoes, don't "pop" it. Put a bandage over it, and wear a different pair of shoes.
Take Care of Your Toenails
Cut toenails after bathing, when they are soft. Trim them straight across, then smooth with a nail file. Avoid cutting into the corners of toes. You may want a podiatrist (foot doctor) to do it for you.
Don't cut cuticles.
Be Careful When Exercising
Walk and work out in comfortable shoes. Don't exercise when you have open sores on your feet.