How it affects your feet
Many people with diabetes know that they have to take special care of their feet, but they perhaps don’t know why.
By understanding how your feet can change with diabetes and by learning how to spot those changes you can take positive action to keep your feet healthy.
This information is for anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It will also help you whether you have had diabetes for a few months or many years. Your family, friends or your carer may also find it useful.
This information should not replace any information your health professional gives you. However, it can help you to understand what they tell you and help you with your daily foot care.
Understanding how and why foot problems develop will help to you take action to prevent them.
This information explains:
- how diabetes can affect your feet
and how you can:
- prevent foot problems
- keep your skin and toenails in great condition
- choose footwear
- look after your feet when you’re on holiday