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Can someone develop diabetic foot while having high sugars being insulin resistant?

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In brief: Yes

There is no disease named for diabetic foot.
You can have problems with your foot due to your diabetes.

In brief: Yes

There is no disease named for diabetic foot.
You can have problems with your foot due to your diabetes.
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

A diabetic foot ulcer is an outward sign of an internal problem that has been going on for far too long already.
Ulcers occur in people who have had uncontrolled blood sugars, and generally also have peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. A diabetic ulcer should be as much of a wake up call to a diabetic as a heart attack is to someone with heart disease.

In brief: Unfortunately, yes.

A diabetic foot ulcer is an outward sign of an internal problem that has been going on for far too long already.
Ulcers occur in people who have had uncontrolled blood sugars, and generally also have peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. A diabetic ulcer should be as much of a wake up call to a diabetic as a heart attack is to someone with heart disease.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High blood sugar from being Insulin resistant is one way to get "diabetic foot".

In brief: Yes

High blood sugar from being Insulin resistant is one way to get "diabetic foot".
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

All diabetics could develop a foot ulcer. Patients with diabetes are particularly susceptible to foot infection primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes lose the protective sensations for temperature and pain. Impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, friction, and blistering, can lead to ulceration.

In brief: Yes

All diabetics could develop a foot ulcer. Patients with diabetes are particularly susceptible to foot infection primarily because of neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, and due to a diminished healing ability.
Patients with diabetes lose the protective sensations for temperature and pain. Impairing awareness of trauma such as abrasions, friction, and blistering, can lead to ulceration.
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