Diabetes can hurt your feet in 2 ways:
- High blood sugar damages your nerves, including those in your feet. With damaged
nerves, you might not feel pain, heat, or cold. A sore or cut may get worse and
become infected without your feeling it
- Diabetes reduces blood flow to your feet. When your feet don’t get enough
blood, infections may not heal
Protect your feet by taking extra care of them:
- Have a comprehensive foot exam every year
- Wash your feet in warm water every day and dry them well
- Never go barefoot
- Wear shoes and socks that fit well
- Inspect your feet every day for cuts, bruises, or swelling
- Ask your diabetes care team how you should care for your toenails
- Call your diabetes care team if you injure your feet in any way
- Make sure your diabetes care team checks your feet at every visit
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