Badly managed type 1 diabetes can lead to poor blood flow and nerve damage, which can lead to problems with the feet
If left untreated, these problems can cause foot ulcers and infections. At worse, it could lead to amputations.
Spotting the signs of foot problems
It’s recommended that you check your feet every day for signs of redness, pain, build-up of hard skin, numbness or changes in the shape of your feet. If you notice any of these signs, speak to your doctor or healthcare team.
You should also get a foot check up at least once a year to see if there are any changes to your nerves.