Diabetes Foot Care Directory
When you have diabetes, foot care is an important part of treatment. Because of diabetic nerve pain and damage, blood flow to the feet can be reduced. Choosing the right shoes can help prevent damage to the feet. Sores can take longer to heal, so any diabetes foot problems should be evaluated by a physician. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diabetes foot problems occur, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Caring for Your Feet With Diabetes
WebMD offers tips for caring for your feet if you have diabetes.
Diabetes and Foot Problems
WebMD gives you tips to prevent foot problems linked to diabetes.
Foot Care for Diabetes
Foot care tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Checking Your Feet-Topic Overview
When you have diabetes, you need to examine your feet every day. Look at all areas of your feet, including your toes. Use a handheld mirror or a magnifying mirror attached to the bathroom wall near the baseboard to inspect your feet. If you can't see well, have someone else use this checklist to examine your feet for you. Using this checklist helps you remember to examine all areas of your feet.Checklist for daily foot exams Check your feet for: What to do if you notice a problemSkin color:RedBlue or blackRedness could point to irritation from shoes or overheating or other early signs of a problem. Do what you can to discover the cause and fix it, such as wearing shoes that fit better.Blue or black areas can mean bruising or blood flow problems. Call your doctor to report them.Patches where hair is missingBald patches may mean irritation from shoes or a blood flow problem. Show the areas to your doctor during your next visit.BlisterTry to discover the cause of the blister. Friction or
Diabetic Footwear: Finding the Right Fit
If you have diabetes, finding the right shoes can be a challenge. Here's how to make strides in finding footwear to fit your needs.
Find the Right Shoes for Diabetes
Experts discuss the best shoe options to avoid foot problems linked to diabetes.
Simple Steps for Diabetes Foot Care
Protect against nerve damage and infection.
Are Your Feet Ready for Spring?
Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to release your toes from their winter slumber. With sandal season right around the corner, are your feet ready?
Avoid foot problems by picking the best shoes for you.
Why Diabetes Patients Must Check Feet
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains why it is so important for diabetic people to check their feet daily.
Protecting Your Feet When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes can cause damage that you might miss. Learn how to protect and check your feet.
Safe Nail Trimming
Experts talk hangnails, rough cuticles, ingrown nails, and cutting safety.
Slideshows & Images
Your Personal Diabetes Work Plan: Diabetes and Foot Care Slideshow (Sponsored)
If you have diabetes, you have to take special care of your feet. Use these expert tips to avoid injury or amputation.
Slideshow: What Your Feet Say About Your Health
Cold feet, misshapen nails, swelling, and numbness can be warning signs of illness. Our pictures help sort out when to call the doctor or simply put on socks and put your feet up.
Slideshow: 12 Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications
See steps you can take to help cut your risk of diabetes complications. WebMD shows you how to avoid nerve pain, heart disease and protect your kidneys.
Slideshow: Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.