I am a still fairly new LADA diabetic, I am trying to be very thorough about all the recommended check ups like regular blood work, urine test, blood pressure, eyes etc..
The one thing i am a bit confused about is the foot care thing. I ve been doing some research but getting conflicting information. I ve been reading these very unsettling things about (fungal) infections or injuries that might even lead to the loss of the foot. On some websites it reads like: you oversee a cut or a blister one minute and suddenly you re at risk of your feet falling off the next- very disturbing- surely it cant happen that fast? As a photographer I often work long days, on my feet for hours, and sometimes even in the most comfortable shoes I end up with blisters.
Hell, I have a blister on my toe right now!
-Do I now have to make a doctors appointment every time that happens? When should I be alarmed? And who is the specialist to see about this issue? A foot doctor or a foot care specialist (like those ladies that also give pedicures?)
Am I even allowed to cut my own toenails? Can I paint my toenails red in summer and show them off in my sandals (because I love having red toe nails), or are those days over forever because my toe could be turning purple underneath and I cant see it??
I realize I must sound like a bit of a sillybilly right now, but I m kind of freaking out here a little...
Any answers to shed light on this footy subject are very much appreciated..;))