Because diabetes affects your circulation, proper foot care and regular foot exams can help you catch, or prevent, issues before they become severe.
The American Diabetes Association recommends you check your feet every day for cuts, bruises, or swelling problems. They also encourage you to wash your feet each day, and keep the skin smooth and soft. Comfortable shoes are also a must and go a long way to ensuring proper foot health.
We’ve attached a great flyer from the American Diabetes Association that lists several of these suggestions for proper foot care:
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