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Diabetic foot health care. How often, how much?

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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: Regularly

Someone with diabetes who has no risk factors should have an annual foot exam. Those with neuropathy or circulation problems should be seen at least twice a year. With both, or history of ulcers, every 3 months.

In brief: Regularly

Someone with diabetes who has no risk factors should have an annual foot exam. Those with neuropathy or circulation problems should be seen at least twice a year. With both, or history of ulcers, every 3 months.
Dr. Karl Mangold
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your podiatrist

Medicare and other healthcare payors allow for preventive nail and corns/calluses care up to every 61 days.
I suggest at least annual visits with a podiatrist so he/she can do a detailed examination and report to the primary care provider.

In brief: Ask your podiatrist

Medicare and other healthcare payors allow for preventive nail and corns/calluses care up to every 61 days.
I suggest at least annual visits with a podiatrist so he/she can do a detailed examination and report to the primary care provider.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: 2.5 months.

Most health insurance plans will cover diabetic routine foot care every two and a half months or so.
Some plans are different, though, so ask your podiatrist or the doctor that manages your diabetes for specifics.

In brief: 2.5 months.

Most health insurance plans will cover diabetic routine foot care every two and a half months or so.
Some plans are different, though, so ask your podiatrist or the doctor that manages your diabetes for specifics.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Regularly

Daily, self evaluation is very important for all diabetics.
Wash and dry well, keep feet well hydrated with a good foot cream daily, good fitting shoes, no barefoot. Professional evaluation once or twice a year if no problems. If concerns, regular visits are important. Frequency, depends on concerns or problems. Talk to your doctor to determine what is best for you. Dr l.

In brief: Regularly

Daily, self evaluation is very important for all diabetics.
Wash and dry well, keep feet well hydrated with a good foot cream daily, good fitting shoes, no barefoot. Professional evaluation once or twice a year if no problems. If concerns, regular visits are important. Frequency, depends on concerns or problems. Talk to your doctor to determine what is best for you. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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