Foot care is particularly important if you have diabetes. People with diabetes are at higher risk of complications to their feet. Your feet can be affected in two ways: circulation problems (peripheral vascular disease) and reduced sensation (peripheral neuropathy). Your feet can also change shape, become dry or develop calluses which is why it is important to see a podiatrist. Regular diabetic assessment and general treatments keep your feet happy and healthy, lowers the risk of complications and assists with early detection/intervention. These risks can also by reduced by exercising, eating a balanced diet, maintaining stable blood glucose levels and by taking care of your feet.