Tips for Healthy Feet

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People with diabetes can help prevent serious foot problems by following these tips for healthy feet. Infographic available in sizing for Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

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Tips for Healthy Feet

Most people with diabetes can prevent serious foot problems.

Check your feet every day for cuts, redness, swelling, sores, blisters, corns, or calluses.

Wash your feet every day in warm (not hot) water and dry them well.

Never go barefoot, even inside.

Wear shoes that fit well and always wear socks.

Trim your toenails straight across and smooth out sharp edges with a nail file.

Don't try to remove corns or calluses yourself.

Get your feet checked at every health care visit and visit your foot doctor at least once a year.