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How often should a diabetic get his legs and feet checked for open sores?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Daily

Diabetics should perform regular daily self examinations of their feet for wounds, sores, abrasions, blisters and areas of rubbing or irritation.
If any of these are noted, they should see their foot specialist.

In brief: Daily

Diabetics should perform regular daily self examinations of their feet for wounds, sores, abrasions, blisters and areas of rubbing or irritation.
If any of these are noted, they should see their foot specialist.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Diabetic foot

You should check them every day.
If you cannot do this yourself, then you should have a spouse/partner/family member do so. A simple 30 second examination for anything peculiar can have great benefit. A health professional like a podiatrist or wound care physician can also assess you for other issues like calluses, corns and pressure areas; test you for neurologic abnormalities; and check pulses.

In brief: Diabetic foot

You should check them every day.
If you cannot do this yourself, then you should have a spouse/partner/family member do so. A simple 30 second examination for anything peculiar can have great benefit. A health professional like a podiatrist or wound care physician can also assess you for other issues like calluses, corns and pressure areas; test you for neurologic abnormalities; and check pulses.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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