|Description:||The healthcare practitioner depicted in this image was in the process of carrying out his assessment of the symptoms experienced by his female patient related to her diabetic condition. Here, we see the physician examining his patient’s right foot.|
Why is it especially important to take care of my feet if I have diabetes?
Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can cause serious foot problems for people with diabetes. Sometimes nerve damage can deform or misshape your feet, causing pressure points that can turn into blisters, sores, or ulcers. Poor circulation can make these injuries slow to heal. Sometimes this can lead to amputation of a toe, foot, or leg.