When you have diabetes you need to take care of your feet every day. Having diabetes can increase your risk of foot ulcers and amputations. Your feet are at risk because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, blood circulation and cause infection. This damage is more likely if you have had diabetes for a long time, your blood glucose levels have been too high for an extended period, you smoke or are inactive. Learn more about prevention and risks from Diabetes Australia.