For patients with diabetes, proper foot care is absolutely critical. Unfortunately, diabetic patients are prone to a number of serious conditions including:
If left untreated, these conditions may lead to infection and put diabetics at risk for even more serious health problems that could result in amputation.
For these reasons, diligent foot care to prevent and detect foot injury is extremely important. This care should include particular attention to proper footwear, regular inspection of the feet, and seeking prompt treatment from your healthcare providers.