My name is Ellie, and I am an orthopedic nurse. I see patients every day who are living with diabetes, and I teach them how to care for their feet. Sometimes people don't realize that diabetics must be especially vigilant about keeping their feet free from cuts, sores and blisters. This is because poor blood circulation causes sores on the feet to heal very slowly, and it can also cause diabetics to not feel the pain another person might feel after developing an infection. Infections in the foot are why many diabetics end up with amputations of the toes, feet or legs. Learn to care for your feet.