Do you practice good diabetes foot care? Do you look at your feet everyday for warning signs of diabetes complications? If you don't you're increasing your chances of having serious diabetes complications, which could result in a toe, foot or leg amputation.
Diabetes makes your feet more vulnerable to injury and infection by:
- Damaging the nerves in your feet (neuropathy). As a result, you may lose the ability to feel pain in your feet and not notice a small cut or blister until it becomes a large sore.
- Reducing blood flow to your feet, making it difficult for foot injuries to heal.