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Old 10-20-2017, 02:27   #11
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I've never been to a podiatrist. The only doctor that asked to see my feet was the orthopedic surgeon that fixed my broken wrist.

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Old 10-23-2017, 05:43   #12
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I check my feet when I dry them after every shower. The VA does a feeling test on them twice a year.

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Old 10-26-2017, 18:09   #13
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I have a small wound between the big toe and the toe next to it. It is more on my big toe then between.

It has been there for several months. My foot doc is puzzled by it. So next week I'm going for an MRI. Hopefully, that will help him to diagnose why this wound is so persistent.

With no feeling in our feet, it is mandatory for every diabetic to regularly examine their feet at least once a day.

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I asked my diabetic mother's former doctor to look at her feet. He said "Why bother?" Hence former doctor...

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My current doctor never checks my feet unless I ask. I check them regularly. That being said....

In the back of my mind, I know that at some point in time I will either have a sore that will not heal, or I will have an infection flare up from something in my foot that I was not aware of....if I am lucky and catch it in time, it will heal...if not I may lose a toe, foot, leg or worse, OMG! Fear is a great motivator and the good people on this website keep us focused on 'Best Practices' even if we are in denial!

Thanks guys and ladies for the reminders......

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Daily , and apply foot cream daily.

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Every time I cut my toe nails which isn't all that often and I've never seen a podiatrist. My doctor used this vibration tool once, kind of looked like a tuning fork wanting to see if I could feel it - I didn't seem to have a problem. Fortunately my circulation has always seemed to be quite good - I hope that continues ...

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I check them daily. Lately I've been having pain on the top of my left foot that feels like I dropped something on it. No bruise, just pain. Feels like tendonitis, which I'm prone to. I never go barefoot or even in stocking feet. DH cuts my toenails, usually, because my belly gets in the way of my reach. He has been known to paint my toenails, too, ha ha

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I probably check them two or three times a day, as two family members and a best friend have all had amputations.

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My elderly neighbor across the street cut his foot trying to cut his toenails and didn't realize it. It was bleeding in his shoe but he didn't know it. Finally, his son came over and saw his father limping and made him take his shoe off. His toe was terrible! He was lucky he just got the one toe amputated. His daughter has now moved in with him so someone is watching out for him.

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