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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Diabetic foot: Type ii diabetes is associated with Insulin resistance. Yes, type ii diabetics develop complications with their nerves and arteries that can allow them to develop a diabetic foot.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Anyone with diabetes: Whether they are Insulin dependent, non Insulin dependent can develop a diabetic foot. The only real criteria is to have diabetes and to have a foot.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes: By having a "diabetic foot" simply means that you are diabetic and have a foot. A person with diabetes could develop various foot conditions including numbness, foot ulceration, and infection all of which could result in complications. If you are diabetic get yourself educated by a professional so that you know what to do and what not to do in order to prevent potential problems.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can someone develop diabetic foot while having high sugars being insulin resistant?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: High blood sugar from being Insulin resistant is one way to get "diabetic foot".

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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