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Your podiatrist will instruct you on foot care and how to perform daily foot care and inspection.

By starting a foot care regimen now you reduce the likelihood of a second amputation.  A podiatrist can trim your toenails so that you do not have to do it yourself.

Look for signs of rubbing caused by shoes.  As many diabetic ulcers are caused by poorly fitting shoes consult a podiatrist about suitable shoes and socks. Discard any footwear that rub or are a tight fit.