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Diabetic footcare advice leaflets

People with diabetes need to take good care of their feet. This is because high blood sugar levels can damage the nerves and blood vessels, leading to poor circulation, loss of sensation to the feet and the inability to feel pain. This can put you at risk of developing foot problems.

If you have diabetes ensure that you have your feet checked at least once per year. This foot check needs to be performed by a health care professional with the appropriate training. At your foot check, the health care professional should inform you of your individual risk of developing diabetic foot problems. Your feet should be classified as Low, Moderate or High risk of developing a foot problem. Diabetic foot problems include infection, ulceration, gangrene, amputation and Charcot foot (a condition that causes severe foot deformity).  

Please download a copy of the leaflet which you have been informed is your risk category, for example Low, Moderate or High. There are also leaflets on footwear advice and how to take care of your feet while away on holiday.

High Risk

Moderate Risk

Low Risk 

Holiday Feet 

Advice about footwear 

A guide to diabetes footcare

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