Our feet are often taken for granted, but even minor foot problems can make our lives very uncomfortable. We've a wealth of expert information to help you take care of your feet - from painful blisters or athlete's foot to more serious issues like gout and broken toes.
Good foot care (healthy skin, nail care, and proper footwear) is very important for anyone with diabetes, because you have a greater risk of having problems with your feet (such as skin that is dry and cracked, sores, changes in foot shape). This is because diabetes damages your nerves and reduces blood flow (circulation) to your feet, which can cause serious foot problems. About 1 in 5 people with diabetes who go to the hospital do so for foot problems.
If you have any of these problems and they don’t get looked after you could develop an ulcer (wound) which could lead to an amputation. Good foot care can lower the chances of amputation.