Look, I realize, I am a guy. I also know that only having diabetes for perhaps only 10 years or so, and generally being well controlled, I'm not at great risk. But for the life of me, I can't figure out why all the panic over using a file to reduce the callous on my feet. To me, that is a non-problem. To me the real problem and my real risk is my nails. Nobody even mentions nail care, clipping nails and nail problems.
I have difficult nails. They are extremely thick, particularly my big toe. I've lost the nails many times. The nails don't give, dropping stuff on my foot invariably causes damage, the nail turns black and falls off. And then there is the ingrown nail problem. I have to carefully trim the nails so they don't become ingrown. And I can't use a regular clipper, I have to use one of those wire cutter like clippers.
Anyone else struggle with nails? How come podiatrists are all focused on callous and nobody ever mentions nails?