Diabetes is genetic. You have a 40% chance of getting diabetes if it runs in the family.

High blood pressure is another disorder related to diabetes, with people having a 30% chance of getting high blood pressure if it is in the family history.

Excessive passing of urine, greater thirst, sudden weight loss, slow healing of wounds after slight knock, overall weakness, weakened vision, constant infections are also diabetic symptoms.

High blood glucose due to diabetes can cause two problems that in turn hurt your feet. One problem is damage to nerves in your leg and feet.

So what can you do in terms of footcare?

Wash them daily in warm water. No soaking and dry them well, particularly between the toes.

Check your feet daily for sores, cuts, redness, calluses or blisters.

If you have dry skin on your feet, rub moisturiser on them after you have washed and dried them.

Ensure that you cut your toe nails at least on a weekly basis.

Make sure that you always wear slippers or shoes to protect the feet from injuries.

Ensure you always wear stockings or socks or stockings to prevent blisters.

Always wear good fitting shoes.

Before you put your shoes o, ensure that there are no sharp edges nor that could injure your feet.

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