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Every Diabetic Should See a Podiatrist!

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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 sever 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. 

Do not ignore your diabetic feet! [email protected] for an appointment today!

2 Comments:
Hey Dr. Crane, Do i need a prescription to get diabetic socks and compression socks?
Posted by Marc on July 15, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Thank you for this article. I've been trying to convince my father to see a podiatrist in Allen, TX but he doesn't think he should. He is diabetic, so I think I will share the things you talked about with him. Thanks again!
Posted by dkrycek on November 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM

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