Diabetic footcare advice leaflets
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.
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
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.