Schedule Routine Doctor Visits

foot-doctor-podiatristAnother proactive measure to take is to regularly meet with your family doctor, as well as a foot specialist at least once a year.  To manage your diabetes, you should schedule routine check-ups anyway, but it is wise to take the time during one of your visits to talk directly about the health of your feet and discuss anything that concerns you about your feet. In the event that you notice numbness in an area of your foot or realize that your entire foot is numb, you need to contact your doctor immediately. This is a sign of progression and you will need to learn other cautionary measures to prevent any complications and reduce the risk of infection.