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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Why do I need to inspect my feet every day as a diabetic?

A

As a diabetic, you want to make sure to inspect your feet every day, and this includes both the tops, bottoms, and between your toes.  Due to peripheral neuropathy, you may not be able to feel if there is a blister or area of soreness on your feet that can potentially progress to a serious infection.  If you see something questionable on your foot such as an area of redness or irriration, or inspect your nails and see an opening in the skin or anything you are not sure about, call our office and make an appointment.  Our doctors will do a thorough exam and give you advice on management of your diabetic feet.