The best way to prevent foot problems, including amputation, and other severe diabetes complications is to manage your blood glucose.
Checking your feet regularly can help identify and treat any problems quickly and reduce the chance of amputation. Everyone with diabetes should have foot check-ups as part of their regular care routine. You can also help reduce the chance of problems with your feet by following a simple foot care routine at home.
If you find it difficult to reach your feet, or you don’t feel you can see your feet well enough to check them properly, ask a family member, friend or carer to check them for you.