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Is diabetic foot care important?
22 doctors weighed in

Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
11 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Diabetic foot care is very important.
Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care.

In brief: Yes
Diabetic foot care is very important.
Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Diabetics are at a higher risk for foot problems due to possibly having diminished, sensation and circulation in the feet which may lead to diabetic foot wounds.
Seek professional advice to see how you can prevent possible complications.

In brief: Yes!
Diabetics are at a higher risk for foot problems due to possibly having diminished, sensation and circulation in the feet which may lead to diabetic foot wounds.
Seek professional advice to see how you can prevent possible complications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Duke university study, "receipt of care and reduction of lower extremity amputations in a national representative sample of U.
S. Elderly", was published in august 2010 in health services research, shows people with diabetes who receive care from a podiatrist and lower extremity clinician specialists are much less likely to suffer an amputation.

In brief: Yes
Duke university study, "receipt of care and reduction of lower extremity amputations in a national representative sample of U.
S. Elderly", was published in august 2010 in health services research, shows people with diabetes who receive care from a podiatrist and lower extremity clinician specialists are much less likely to suffer an amputation.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetic Foot Care
Yes! you use your feet every day to help you get around.
The diabetic is at increased risk for diabetic foot ulcerations and complications. Discuss your feet care with your pcp at your next visit.

In brief: Diabetic Foot Care
Yes! you use your feet every day to help you get around.
The diabetic is at increased risk for diabetic foot ulcerations and complications. Discuss your feet care with your pcp at your next visit.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely important
All podiatrists are well trained in wound care amd is it important.
It could be the difference between saving a limb or loosing one. It is of vital importance.

In brief: Extremely important
All podiatrists are well trained in wound care amd is it important.
It could be the difference between saving a limb or loosing one. It is of vital importance.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: YES!!
Podiatrists are a very important member of your health care team, along with your primary care doc, endocrinologist, etc.
We can provide nail care, check ups, wound care (trimming callus and dead tissue away), write antibiotic prescriptions if necessary (oral, or topical for use on wounds), perform surgery, and get you custom diabetic inserts and shoes to avoid future problems.

In brief: YES!!
Podiatrists are a very important member of your health care team, along with your primary care doc, endocrinologist, etc.
We can provide nail care, check ups, wound care (trimming callus and dead tissue away), write antibiotic prescriptions if necessary (oral, or topical for use on wounds), perform surgery, and get you custom diabetic inserts and shoes to avoid future problems.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Diabetic foot care is vitale in preventing the devastating effects diabetes can have on your feet.
Seeing a specialist to check your feet can aid in detecting early signs of problems affecting the feet such as ulcers and prevent amputations. If you have diabetes it is important you develop a relationship with a podiatrist to check your feet minimum once a year for any problems.

In brief: Yes
Diabetic foot care is vitale in preventing the devastating effects diabetes can have on your feet.
Seeing a specialist to check your feet can aid in detecting early signs of problems affecting the feet such as ulcers and prevent amputations. If you have diabetes it is important you develop a relationship with a podiatrist to check your feet minimum once a year for any problems.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes and i agree with previous answers.

In brief: Yes
Yes and i agree with previous answers.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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