Stop Diabetes® From Knocking You Off Your Feet
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.
Download this brochure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a comprehensive guide for care of the insensitive foot.
Download this poster which uses illustration to remind people with diabetes how to do foot self-exams.
Download this PDF file which contains tips for everyday foot care, in English and Spanish.