Diabetes Foot Care Is In Your Hands
If your toes are tingly, cracked or sore, if your feet are numb, cold or prone to infection, you could have diabetes-related foot problems. One study found that as many as 50 percent of people with diabetes have nerve damage to their feet, but you don’t have to be one of them. The following quick tips can help keep your feet in fine form.
Your feet do a lot for you, so give a little back. Look them over twice a day, checking for cuts, cracks, calluses, sores, bunions, blisters, ingrown toenails or redness — and check between toes, too. Use a mirror to help if bending is difficult. See a problem? Talk to your doctor right away.