Effects of Diabetes on Your Feet and How to Take Care

When you have diabetes, you need to take care of your feet every day as diabetes can increase one’s risk of foot ulcers and amputations. Thus, daily care and the constantly checking your feet can prevent serious complications. Checking your feet daily is essential and it is important to look out for any ulcers, unusual swelling, redness, blisters, bruising or cuts, all of which must be acted upon immediately. However, it is also important to seek medical assistance if you see any of the following:

  • Broken skin between toes
  • Callus
  • Corn
  • Foot shape changes
  • Cracked skin

Colour changes to your nail Podiatry is a field of healthcare devoted to the study and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, knee, leg and hip. Collectively known as the lower extremity. Healthcare 2 You podiatrists are educated to assist the elderly in regularly checking their feet in order to prevent any complications.