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I'm diabetic type 2, 38 yo male. no meds - on diet/workout. regular bg levels are ok. latest hba1c1 is 5.7 can diabetic foot develop? what symptoms?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
With such: Excellent sugar control, it may not happen for another 30-40 yrs, unless your control becomes poor and other factors causes your blood vessels to age at a rapid rate.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Take care: You are much less likely to have complications when blood sugar well controlled. Your control is excellent. Ha1c just 0.1 point over what is considered for a no diabetic person! keep up the good work. Symptom would start as numbness in feet.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
Diabetic feet: You are a diabetic ....therefore you have diabetic feet. Make sure that you examine your feet for any changes in temp, color and feeling.you seem to be under good control. Keep up the good work.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a Podiatrist.: Diabetics are more likely to develop foot problems the longer they are diabetic and if their sugar is not well controlled. Foot problems related to diabetes are usually caused by nerve damage (Neuropathy) and bad circulation or a decrease in blood flow to the feet/toes. See a local Podiatrist for a complete base line check up and instructions on proper preventative diabetic foot care.

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