According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association), in 2018 about 34.2 million people (10.5% of the United States population) have diabetes. That is up from 15.7 million and 5.9% of the population in 2012. 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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dkrycek 11/30/2012 12:37 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!
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Marc 07/15/2013 06:58 PM
Hey Dr. Crane, Do i need a prescription to get diabetic socks and compression socks?
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