I have diabetes. My doctor says I should always wear shoes. He also says I should only wear seamless socks. Is he right?

Diabetes can impact foot health in several ways.  Sometimes a person with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy-which is the term for damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system.  Symptoms can include altered sensations in the feet-such as burning or ‘pins and needles’, or lack of sensation.  Particularly with lack of sensation, it is important to protect the feet from injury that might not be noticed.  Since blood circulation can be poor in people with diabetes, any injury can be potentially serious.  Good fitting shoes and socks that are seamless in order not to irritate the skin are important for everyone, but particularly so for people with diabetes.