When should a person w/ diabetes see a podiatrist?
When should a person with diabetes see a podiatrist?
Diabetes is a serious problem in the United States. The statistics are staggering. According to the American Diabetes Association from 2011, 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. This includes type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A small problem with your foot to most people can turn into a big problem for people with diabetes.
The issue is in circulation problems for people with diabetes. Some people with diabetes have issues with compromised circulation systems. That is why it is so important to see a podiatrist who can evaluate your feet and keep them healthy and free from complications. People with diabetes should have their feet thoroughly examined by a podiatrist once a year.
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