A 40-year-old member asked:
Can i tell from my feet if i'm suffering from diabetes?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test, either a blood glucose or a hemoglobin A1c level. While people with diabetes may have many symptoms in their feet, having them do not allow a diagnosis of diabetes with sufficient confidence.
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Podiatry 14 years experience
Sometimes: Some of the advanced changes that we see in diabetic with neuropathic changes are:
loss of protective sensation to the feet (neuropathy)
wounds that are slow to heal
excessive callus formation
wasting of the small muscles in the feet resulting in deformities
if you think you might be diabetic, stop in with your primary care provider for a few simple diagnostic tests first.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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