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My left big toe stays purple most of the time. do i have diabetes?

9 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Wesley Marquart answered

Specializes in General Surgery

No: That is not a typical sign for diabetes, but you should get evaluated by your pcp.

Answered 3/30/2017

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Dr. David Wilson answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

See your doctor: The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes. Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're diabetic. Your purple toe could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (pad), which is best managed by a vascular surgeon.

Answered 5/14/2018

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Many possibilities: Discoloration of the toe can be due to trauma, infection or a vascular compromise.

Answered 3/23/2014

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