The Ultimate Diabetes Foot Care Quiz
by Staff
People with diabetes are at risk for a variety of foot-related health concerns. If left untreated, these relatively minor foot problems can develop into serious health complications, eventually leading to amputation of the foot or leg. Foot care is key. Take this quiz and learn how to take care of your feet if you have diabetes.

When are foot problems most likely to occur in someone who has diabetes?

  • if there is nerve damage
  • if there is blood loss
  • if there is a sore

How often should you inspect your feet if you have diabetes?

  • every day
  • once a week
  • once a month

Besides not feeling foot pain due to injury and sores, what else can happen when you have foot related neuropathy?

  • malformation of the feet
  • discoloration of the feet
  • both of the above

If you have diabetes the skin on your feet will likely be:

  • dry
  • blistered
  • moist

Why should you avoid putting cream between your toes?

  • It can lead to irritation.
  • It can lead to infection.
  • both of the above

Which of the following occurs more frequently and grows faster in people with diabetes?

  • calluses
  • in-grown nails
  • both of the above

What may happen if you do not remove calluses from your feet?

  • They can turn into ulcers.
  • They can become infected.
  • both of the above

How do you prevent calluses from getting out of control?

  • Use a pumice stone every day.
  • Apply lotion on your feet every day.
  • both of the above

On what part of the foot do ulcers occur most often?

  • the ball of the foot
  • the bottom of the big toe
  • both of the above

What is the treatment for foot ulcers?

  • cleaning out infected tissue
  • antibiotics
  • both of the above

How are foot ulcers assessed?

  • by X-ray
  • by culture
  • both of the above

What will your doctor likely recommended if you have a foot ulcer?

  • Stay off your feet.
  • Scrub your feet with soapy water each day.
  • both of the above

How does poor blood circulation affect your foot health if you have diabetes?

  • Poor circulation increases the probability of calluses.
  • Poor circulation decreases your ability to fight off infection.
  • both of the above

How can you improve your blood flow if you have diabetes?

  • Quit smoking.
  • Keep blood pressure within a normal range.
  • both of the above

What condition may lead to a foot or leg amputation if you have diabetes?

  • artery disease
  • nerve disease
  • both of the above

A large percentage of people with diabetes who need amputations:

  • smoke
  • have high blood pressure
  • don't exercise

What should you look for when inspecting your feet?

  • cuts and sores
  • redness and swelling
  • both of the above

What type of footwear is appropriate if you have diabetes?

  • only well-fitted shoes or boots
  • sandals or shoes
  • sandals, shoes or boots

How should you sit to increase blood flow to your feet?

  • with your feet elevated
  • with your back straight and your feet on the ground
  • by crossing your legs and switching legs every few minutes

How should you care for your foot after a foot ulcer heals?

  • Keep the healed area covered and bandaged.
  • Continue to stay off your feet as much as possible.
  • Wear therapeutic shoes.