Rationale: Diabetics should check the feet daily for injury since diabetes causes a loss of sensation in the feet over time. A cut that goes unnoticed may become infected and progress to amputation. Eye examinations should be done on a yearly basis. Heating pads should be avoided on the feet due to the risk of injury caused by loss of sensation. The client should be encouraged to adhere to a diabetic diet and not to take extra insulin just to be able to eat off-limits food.