Prevention is the key to avoid diabetic foot complications.
Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems because diabetes can damage nerves and reduce blood flow to the feet. Many Diabetics eventually lose sensation in their feet known as diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy can also present itself as burning, tingling or numbness in the feet. With the lack of sensation on the bottom of the foot, diabetics are at risk of developing more serious foot complications which can lead to dangerous infections and even amputation. Therefore proper foot care for diabetics is especially important. Regular foot examinations are necessary.
If you have diabetes but you are unable to properly trim your toenails or you have corns/calluses or unable to see you feet, it is the best to have a foot care professional provide regular foot care for your feet.