Tips to keep your feet healthy during diabetes

Check your feet daily. This includes between the toes. If you can’t see your feet, use a mirror to help.

Don’t walk barefooted, even around the house. Small sores can turn into big problems.

Consider cutting down on or quitting smoking. Smoking narrows blood vessels and contributes to poor circulation.

Keep your feet clean and dry. Don’t soak them. Pat feet dry — don’t rub.

Avoid hot water. Check tub water temperature with your hand, not your foot.

Don’t cross your legs. Doing so may constrict blood flow.

Keep your feet moving. Wiggle your toes and pump your ankles while sitting.

Use a pumice stone to keep calluses in check. Never cut calluses or corns yourself, or use over-the-counter chemicals on them.