Prevention is the key to keeping healthy feet. Control your blood sugar and practice good foot hygiene by taking care of your feet every day, wearing proper footwear, avoiding foot injury, and scheduling regular checkups with your doctor.
Control blood sugar levels
- Eat healthy meals: Well-balanced meals with the right mix of starches, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and fats are especially important. Blood sugar levels are highest an hour or two after you eat
- Exercise daily: Muscles use sugar for energy, and exercise improves your body’s response to insulin
- Coordinate your medication with your meals, because too much or too little food in relation to your insulin medication may affect your blood sugar levels