The American Diabetes Association recommends that your feet should be checked by a healthcare provider at least once a year. It should be more often if you have a history of foot problems. Your primary care doctor should take off your socks and shoes to inspect your feet. At any sign of discomfort or questions regarding your feet or diabetic foot care, make an appointment with your podiatrist. If you don't have one, ask your primary care doctor for a referral. A podiatrist, or foot and ankle specialist, will perform a thorough exam, and make recommendations for foot care as a patient with diabetes. Your podiatrist will also give you tips on "do's and don'ts" for healthy foot care. For more diabetic foot tips, see our blog on "top 10 diabetic foot tips." Better yet, contact our office and make an appointment with one of our specialists.