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Why do diabetics have to have their foot cuts seen by podiatrist?
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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Careful
Diabetics tend to heal slower than the normal population.
A simple cut can turn into an infection and that infection can spread up the leg. Diabetics can also have neuropathy (numbness) which causes them not to realize they have a cut and it may get worse before they even notice it.

In brief: Careful
Diabetics tend to heal slower than the normal population.
A simple cut can turn into an infection and that infection can spread up the leg. Diabetics can also have neuropathy (numbness) which causes them not to realize they have a cut and it may get worse before they even notice it.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Various factors
Diabetic patients often times will have poor circulation and a diminished healing ability which makes them more susceptible to developing foot infections.
The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. If not treated promptly and appropriately, the foot ulcer can become infected, .

In brief: Various factors
Diabetic patients often times will have poor circulation and a diminished healing ability which makes them more susceptible to developing foot infections.
The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. If not treated promptly and appropriately, the foot ulcer can become infected, .
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: High risk
Diabetics are at higher risk for delayed healing, infection and other related conditions that make their foot a higher risk for limb loss.

In brief: High risk
Diabetics are at higher risk for delayed healing, infection and other related conditions that make their foot a higher risk for limb loss.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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