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My left big toe stays purple most of the time. Do I have diabetes?

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Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes.
Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're diabetic. Your purple toe could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (pad), which is best managed by a vascular surgeon.

In brief: See your doctor

The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes.
Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're diabetic. Your purple toe could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (pad), which is best managed by a vascular surgeon.
Dr. David Wilson
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

Discoloration of the toe can be due to trauma, infection or a vascular compromise.

In brief: Many possibilities

Discoloration of the toe can be due to trauma, infection or a vascular compromise.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: No

That is not a typical sign for diabetes, but you should get evaluated by your pcp.

In brief: No

That is not a typical sign for diabetes, but you should get evaluated by your pcp.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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