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How likely is it that I will have my foot amputated if I have diabetes?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: See a physician
While a diabetic patient is more at risk for amputation than a non-diabetic, there are some general things you can do to reduce the risk.
Check your feet daily for any wounds, sores, blisters or irritation and have your feet examined on an at least annual basis by a physician. Have on your healthcare team a pcp, an endocrinologist if your diabetes requires it, a foot specialist and eye specialist.

In brief: See a physician
While a diabetic patient is more at risk for amputation than a non-diabetic, there are some general things you can do to reduce the risk.
Check your feet daily for any wounds, sores, blisters or irritation and have your feet examined on an at least annual basis by a physician. Have on your healthcare team a pcp, an endocrinologist if your diabetes requires it, a foot specialist and eye specialist.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: SEE YOUR DOCTORS
See your PCP on a scheduled basis; keep your A1C below 7.
See a podiatrist 1-2x/year, more if necessary, to keep an eye on your feet. DON'T SMOKE! These measures will hopefully prevent amputations.

In brief: SEE YOUR DOCTORS
See your PCP on a scheduled basis; keep your A1C below 7.
See a podiatrist 1-2x/year, more if necessary, to keep an eye on your feet. DON'T SMOKE! These measures will hopefully prevent amputations.
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Depends
Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you will get your foot amputated.
As long as our diabetes is controlled (and you take care of your feet), no "amputation" will be needed.

In brief: Depends
Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you will get your foot amputated.
As long as our diabetes is controlled (and you take care of your feet), no "amputation" will be needed.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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