According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association), about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Many more are not yet diagnosed. Neuropathy (nerve damage that leads to be unable to feel your feet) and PAD (poor circulation) are common complication of diabetes and can lead to amputation. Neuropathy changes and decreasing circulation are often subtle and ignored by many patients.
Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. The ADA recommend that every diabetic, no matter how well controlled, should see a podiatrist yearly for a neuropathy and PAD screening exam. Diabetic with more advanced disease should be seen more frequently.
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