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what to do if a diabetic has a splinter on the bottom of his foot should he dig it out

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
NO: This situation is best left to a professional who can do it with sterile instruments and can make a decision about the presence of infection and the n ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Athletes foot: Reminder all Diabetics should receive an annual foot exam to identify high risk foot conditions. This exam should include assessment of protective se ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
LDAN: Sounds like length dependent axonal neuropathy. This is frequently due to dm, but could be any one of a number of other diseases. Treatment is reall ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Plantar fasciitis: You probably have plantar fasciitis. The pain characteristically is worse in the morning. If the pain is just in the ball of the foot, then it would b ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Meds, surgery: You can consider a minor surgery to remove a neuroma. It would be a little more rare to have neuromas on both feet but this does happen. You could hav ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Some chemotherapy..: arthritis in low back; some vitamin deficiencies see internist
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
100 : Blood sugar is fine. Neuropathy is treated with different medications and some supplements.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Plantar fasciitis?: Inflammation of the plantar fascia could be the culprit. See a foot doctor.
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
45 years experience Endocrinology
If : If you are on metformin, chances are you have diabetes not "borderline" which is not a real diagnosis. The pain you have is likely caused by nerve dam ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Neuropathy: diabetic neuropathy is not uncommon. Medication is avaolable to treat this; however you must be examined, get blood sugar and HgbA1c teswted and get n ... Read More
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