People with diabetes are at risk for foot problems such as diabetic foot. All people with diabetes should monitor their feet. If you don't, the consequences can be severe, including amputation.
If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror. Feel each foot for swelling. Examine between your toes. Check six major locations on the bottom of each foot: The tip of the big toe, base of the little toes, base of the middle toes, heel, outside edge of the foot and across the ball of the foot. Check for sensation in each foot.
If you find any injury -- no matter how slight -- don't try to treat it yourself. Go to a medical doctor right away.
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