My Foot Self-Care Checklist

Use this checklist to see if you are currently taking good care of your feet.

  Yes No Not Sure
I am able to see or reach the bottom of my feet, or I have help from someone who has been taught to do daily foot care.
I am able to do my own skin and nail care or I have help from someone who has been taught to do daily foot care.
I get a foot examination from a health professional each year.
I wear well-fitted footwear.
I avoid going barefoot outside or indoors.
I check for foreign objects in shoes before wearing them.
Before getting into a bath, I check the water temperature with my wrist or a thermometer (not by using my feet).

(Adapted from Diabetes Foot: Risk Assessment Education Program Participant’s Package. Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. 2004)

 


Someone taking care of feet