Checking the feet for abnormalities is a very important part of diabetes care. Abnormalities may include:

calluses or corns sores cuts

red or swollen spots on the feet hot spots, or areas that are warm to the touch changes in skin color

ingrown or overgrown toenails dry or cracked skin

If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to go to your doctor right away.

To improve blood flow to the lower extremities, people with diabetes should walk regularly

If you have diabetes, it’s possible to avoid foot complications if you maintain blood sugar levels. Daily inspection of your feet is also essential.