Stop Diabetes® From Knocking You Off Your Feet

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month - Learn More

When your diabetes is poorly controlled, you can develop many complications, including foot problems. To avoid foot problems, daily foot care must be part of your self-care routine and foot exams must be part of your ongoing health routine. That's how you will Stop Diabetes® from knocking you off your feet.

The American Diabetes Association and the Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health have teamed up to let you know more about diabetes and the risk of foot problems and amputations. Throughout the month of April, which is Limb Loss Awareness month, there will be community health education programs and health screenings focusing on feet. For events in your community visit our "In My Community" Calendar of Events.

Footcare for a Lifetime

Foot Care for a Lifetime

Download this brochure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a comprehensive guide for care of the insensitive foot.

Do You Have Diabetes Footcare Poster

Foot Care Examination Poster

Download this poster which uses illustration to remind people with diabetes how to do foot self-exams.

Taking Care of Your Feet

Taking Care of Your Feet

Download this PDF file which contains tips for everyday foot care, in English and Spanish.

Explore: Stop Diabetes® From Knocking You Off Your Feet

  • Office of Minority Health Resources (OMH)

    April is National Minority Health Month! During this time OMH shares information about health issues that affect minorities, including limb loss and diabetes.

  • National Diabetes Education Program Resources

    The National Diabetes Education Program also has resources addressing diabetes and its complications available in a variety of languages.

  • Foot Complications

    Learn about neuropathy (which can cause numbness in the feet) as well as other complications.

  • Resources for Professionals

    If you are a healthcare professional and are interested in learning more about helpful tools available, please visit our Health Professionals Resource webpage.