1. Keep your blood pressure under control– high blood pressure damages your blood vessels.
2. Eat healthy food – fruits, green vegetables, whole grain in limited portions to maintain a healthy weight.
3. Active life – protects your heart and improves blood flow. Keeps your blood pressure and blood sugar under control. Exercise 30 minutes 5 times a week. If the patient has severe neuropathy and reduced sensations in legs one must do non-weight bearing exercises like swimming and cycling.
4. Stop smoking – smoking with diabetes markedly increases chances of death due to heart attack or stroke. Besides, you could lose your legs due to choking of the blood vessels of the legs.