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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
If I feel like I'm doing fine, why do I have to keep my diabetic foot exam follow up?

A

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Benjamin Franklin.  My sentiments exactly!  If you are currently under treatment for a foot complication due to diabetes, it is important to follow through on the complete treatment plan in order to prevent the problem from recurring.  This includes returning for monitoring during  follow up exams and check ups.  Although you may feel like your feet are doing fine, it is important for the doctor to make sure that the complicating factors that caused the problem in the first place are thoroughly addressed.  Our doctors at Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic can also identify issues that may cause future problems, and it is important to address those before they turn into potential problems.  So even if you think you are doing fine, it is worth having an expert take a look at your feet and give you some recommendations to keep you that way.