4 doctors weighed in:
How to take care of my feet with type 1 diabetes?
4 doctors weighed in

Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Wear shoes and socks rather than sandals.
If you get calluses, try to get rid of them. Keep your feet clean. The best thing you can do is to get your sugar levels in control.

In brief: See below
Wear shoes and socks rather than sandals.
If you get calluses, try to get rid of them. Keep your feet clean. The best thing you can do is to get your sugar levels in control.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Regular Care
It is important that diabetics have a team to care for them as an entire being.
That team includes you! check your feet daily for any areas of redness, irritation or open wounds. If you can not do this yourself, have a family member help. If you have any, see a physician immediately. You should have an annual foot exam if you have no deformities or other complications - more frequently if you do.

In brief: Regular Care
It is important that diabetics have a team to care for them as an entire being.
That team includes you! check your feet daily for any areas of redness, irritation or open wounds. If you can not do this yourself, have a family member help. If you have any, see a physician immediately. You should have an annual foot exam if you have no deformities or other complications - more frequently if you do.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
833K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors