Complications from destruction of microcirculation can result in amputation of toes, feet and legs in the diabetic. The daily inspection of the feet and toes, especially for those with neuropathy that degrades sensation, is difficult or impossible for those with poor eyesight living alone. Commonly a small mirror is often provided with an extension to such patients. Again eyesight makes this fundamentally useless. The answer to this problem lies in using an inexpensive digital camera with self-timer and close-up lens. The camera is set up under the foot or in front of the toes (or both) , the self-time is set, and an image that may be enlarged of the feet is obtained. This will immediately show inflammation or infection of areas that must be debrided by the podiatrist. In addition, the image may be printed out (at a facility such as Kinkos) or e-mailed directly to a health care practicioner for evaluation if there is any doubt about a condition. It is helful to place a small ruler next to the foot to provide a scale..