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Who is more at risk of developing diabetic foot infections?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: You didnt

Give any choices? A diabetic obviously.
If neuropathy is present this would increase the odds, if pad is present this would increase the odds. If both were present the odds go up.

In brief: You didnt

Give any choices? A diabetic obviously.
If neuropathy is present this would increase the odds, if pad is present this would increase the odds. If both were present the odds go up.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Diabetics who suffer from peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy as well as poorly controlled or non compliant diabetics are much more prone to foot infections.

In brief: See below

Diabetics who suffer from peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy as well as poorly controlled or non compliant diabetics are much more prone to foot infections.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Uncontrolled diabete

Patient with a history of uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled cholesterol and lipids are at higher risk because it damages the blood vessels of the feet and the eyes, the kidneys, brain, etc.

In brief: Uncontrolled diabete

Patient with a history of uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled cholesterol and lipids are at higher risk because it damages the blood vessels of the feet and the eyes, the kidneys, brain, etc.
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic Infection

Anyone is really at risk for a diabetic foot infection and it is important to begin early habits of checking feet daily for new lesions/sores/etc.
The higher risk is in people with neuropathy (numbness to feet) as well as poor circulation to the feet. A podiatrist can help you determine better your risks.

In brief: Diabetic Infection

Anyone is really at risk for a diabetic foot infection and it is important to begin early habits of checking feet daily for new lesions/sores/etc.
The higher risk is in people with neuropathy (numbness to feet) as well as poor circulation to the feet. A podiatrist can help you determine better your risks.
Dr. Adam Ringler
Dr. Adam Ringler
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sick nerves/circulat

Diabetic with neuropathy (sick nerves) combined with poor arterial circulation are at high risk for deformity.
People with the above plus deformity of the foot/ankle or toes are prone to ulceration(s) openning the door to infection.

In brief: Sick nerves/circulat

Diabetic with neuropathy (sick nerves) combined with poor arterial circulation are at high risk for deformity.
People with the above plus deformity of the foot/ankle or toes are prone to ulceration(s) openning the door to infection.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: A Diabetic

Who is not well controlled. Improper shoes. Non compliant.

In brief: A Diabetic

Who is not well controlled. Improper shoes. Non compliant.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: All diabetics

Any diabetic can have a foot infection.
One must be careful to prevent infections.

In brief: All diabetics

Any diabetic can have a foot infection.
One must be careful to prevent infections.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many 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: Many 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
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