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In this video you will learn about foot risk assessments which you should receive annually, and how you can look after your feet every day.
Having diabetes means you're at much greater risk of developing foot problems. This is because raised blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can damage the sensation in your feet. It can also affect your circulation, which can lead to you getting less blood supply to your feet.
Some foot care advice to help keep your feet healthy when you have diabetes.
Useful information and advice from the Foot Action Group for patients with Charcot foot.
This page gives you advice about wearing the most suitable shoes, taking into account the shape of your feet and your diabetes.
This page gives advice on how to look after a diabetic foot ulcer.
This page gives a brief explanation of the causes and effects of neuropathy.
Diabetes can gradually damage the nerves and blood vessels supplying your feet. This happens so slowly that you may not notice that your feet are less sensitive than they used to be. As your feet are less able to let you know when something is damaging them, it is important to look after them. This…
Your feet are important especially when you’ve got diabetes. If people manage their diabetes well most foot problems, including amputations, can be prevented. You can also dramatically reduce your chances of foot problems by taking good care of your feet.