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How should you protect your feet if you have diabetic nerve pain?

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Your feet are your source of independence, or at least its foundation. Give your feet a little tenderness, a little loving care, each day. And be sure to have your doctor take a good look at your feet during each of your diabetes checkups in case you've missed anything.

Dace L. Trence, MD, endocrinologist, director of the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): "Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy," "Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Nervous System Healthy," "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes." 

American Diabetes Association: "Strict Blood Glucose Control Helps Prevent Nerve Damage in People with Diabetes."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

Dace L. Trence, MD, endocrinologist, director of the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): "Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet and Skin Healthy," "Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Nervous System Healthy," "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes." 

American Diabetes Association: "Strict Blood Glucose Control Helps Prevent Nerve Damage in People with Diabetes."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

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