Proper and regular diabetic foot care is perhaps the best way to prevent serious complications. When you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet becomes very important. You want to inspect them regularly for any breaks in the skin, ingrown nails, or changes in the shape, color, or feel. Because of the reduced healing ability, the sooner you can get treatment for a problem, the better chance you have of stopping a major problem with serious ramifications. When you have diabetes, it is recommended to have your feet examined annually by a healthcare professional, more so if you have any problems with your feet. Dr. Releford and the staff at the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute offer this service as preventative care to identify a potential problem before it becomes one.