As a diabetic, it is important for you to be knowledgeable about practices that help decrease your risk of developing diabetic foot complications. One such practice is the comprehensive foot exam done by your healthcare provider annually and more frequently if you have neuropathy or poor circulation. You should play an active role in ensuring that important exams and tests, that can help reduce diabetes complications, are part of your diabetes care plan. Always be ready at the doctor’s office for a comprehensive foot exam by taking off your socks and shoes. And if you healthcare provider still doesn’t check your feet, ASK THEM to do so. Based on your comprehensive foot exam, your healthcare provider will determine if you need additional investigations.