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My grand and greatgrandparents had foot problems from diabetes. How can I avoid it?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Get checked yourself

Get yourself checked out for diabetes and if you have it achieve optimal control.
Ignoring it is the worst thing you could do.

In brief: Get checked yourself

Get yourself checked out for diabetes and if you have it achieve optimal control.
Ignoring it is the worst thing you could do.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Early care

See a doctor soon for evaluation so they can monitor and track any progression of arthritis or onset of diabetes.

In brief: Early care

See a doctor soon for evaluation so they can monitor and track any progression of arthritis or onset of diabetes.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Dr. Martin Raff
Are you asking how to avoid diabetes? or foot problems? For the first, exercise and maintenance of normal weight and appropriate dietary intake may delay the onset of genetically destined diabetes, and also make management easier. Once you have it, control of hyperglycemia and careful foot care is essential.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maitain good sugar c

Maintain good sugar control, eat healthy, good foot care, periodic assessment of neurologic status of feet by physician is very important.

In brief: Maitain good sugar c

Maintain good sugar control, eat healthy, good foot care, periodic assessment of neurologic status of feet by physician is very important.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Control sugar

Stay on a diet that a lids sugar and simple carbs.
Maintain your weight and exercise to mi inez your chances of type 2 diabetes. If there is strong family history see doc for farting blood sugar and hga1c blood test. If you develop diabetes seek proper treatment and wear good shoes that fit.

In brief: Control sugar

Stay on a diet that a lids sugar and simple carbs.
Maintain your weight and exercise to mi inez your chances of type 2 diabetes. If there is strong family history see doc for farting blood sugar and hga1c blood test. If you develop diabetes seek proper treatment and wear good shoes that fit.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eliminate refined

Sugar, stay at your ideal wt, exercise alot, keep feet meticulously clean and treat minor wounds aggressively w soap water & betadine + antibiotic cream, well- fitting shoes, clean socks, keep dry.

In brief: Eliminate refined

Sugar, stay at your ideal wt, exercise alot, keep feet meticulously clean and treat minor wounds aggressively w soap water & betadine + antibiotic cream, well- fitting shoes, clean socks, keep dry.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetic foot

The best way to avoid foot problems from diabetes (if that is really possible) is to determine whether you have diabetes.
If you do, then every effort must be made to keep your glycemia in normal range, keep hba1c below 6.1, control weight, exercise, and avoid smoking. Regular checkups serve the function of supervised monitoring should you be diabetic. Good luck.

In brief: Diabetic foot

The best way to avoid foot problems from diabetes (if that is really possible) is to determine whether you have diabetes.
If you do, then every effort must be made to keep your glycemia in normal range, keep hba1c below 6.1, control weight, exercise, and avoid smoking. Regular checkups serve the function of supervised monitoring should you be diabetic. Good luck.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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