When you have diabetes you should ask your healthcare provider to examine your feet at least once a year.
You are at high risk for serious foot problems (complications) if you have any of these:
plus you have any of these 3:
If you see any of these problems, make an appointment to see your healthcare provider right away.
As you take care of your feet, you need to closely watch your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Keep track of your results to make it easier to review and plan your care. Together you and your healthcare provider will decide on the best levels for you.
Adapted from the New Brunswick Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway
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Current as of: September 1, 2017
Author: Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition SCN
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