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Looking after your feet fact sheet

Looking after your feet is very important when you have diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to develop problems with their feet. You can reduce the risk by managing your diabetes and taking good care of your feet, having regular foot checks and timely treatment by a health professional. Foot problems cause less damage when detected and treated early.

Read more in our fact sheet.

Looking after your feet fact sheet

Ask your diabetes health professional if you have very-low, low, moderate, or high-risk feet. Discuss foot checks and how to best look after your feet with them.

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How healthy are your feet?

Learn the early signs of foot problems and how to look after your feet. Do our foot health quiz to find out if you have very-low, low, moderate, or high-risk feet.

Go to Foot Forward

This online program will give you the skills and knowledge to create a simple foot care routine that will help you avoid future foot problems.

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Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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