Foot Hazards!

Do not:

High Heels
Wear high heels, pointed-toe shoes, sandals (open toe or open heel), or worn-out shoes
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Go barefoot. Consider
buying a pair of well-fitting
shoes that are just for indoors
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Put hot water bottles or heating pads on your feet

Tight Socks
Wear tight socks or knee-highs. Tightness around your legs
can restrict blood flow
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Cross your legs for
long periods of time
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Get pedicures from
anyone but a healthcare
professional

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Smoke. Smoking decreases circulation and slows healing. It really increases the risk of amputation. If you smoke, plan to quit . For more information about smoking and diabetes, visit Smoking and diabetes: a deadly combination



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