Foot Care for People with Diabetes: Wash your feet in warm water every day. Dry your feet well. Keep the skin soft with a moisturizing lotion. Inspect your feet every day. Tell your doctor right away if you find something wrong. Ask your diabetes care team how you should care for your toenails. Wear clean, soft socks that fit you. Always wear shoes that fit well. Never walk barefoot indoors or outdoors. Examine your shoes every day for cracks, or anything that could hurt your feet.