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Old 10-02-2017, 14:04   #1
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ĎDiabetes related amputations devastate lives. While itís positive that the majority of people are aware that amputation is a complication of diabetes, itís very worrying that so many donít know the dangers posed by foot ulcers,í said Dan Howarth, head of care at Diabetes UK. People With Diabetes Urged to Check Their Feet Every Day
How often do you check your feet?

Have you ever visited a podiatrist?

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Every night as I get into bed....so far so good although the feel hot at night, are extremely sensitive to anything in my shoes or any socks with seams around the toes...I have to be extremely careful when cutting my toenails as when I cut myself I cannot feel it....only the blood gives it away!

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Hi cricket! I check each and every day after I bathe as I slather them w/lotion. I have not seen a podiatrist but my GPA checks them.

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I went to a podiatrist once before I had diabetes as I was having pain in a joint in my foot. He diagnosed it as Gout. I had my regular doctor check my Uric Acid and it was fine. I then when to a doctor specialized in joints and bones. He x-rayed my foot and their big as day, was a bone spur laying right over one of my joints in my big toe....Had surgery on it a few weeks later and ....problem solved!

No more podiatrists for me.....! I know there must be some good ones, but how do you know.....?

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I do cursory checks of my feet every time I shower, but I also go to a podiatrist regularly. Its my third podiatrist, the previous two did damage to my toenails to the point where I needed surgery to fix their mistakes. James (new guy) is great, he does visual checks every couple of months when he does my nails (I cant reach them anymore so I need someone to do them for me), and a full check complete with fancy testing gear every year, and sends a written report to my doctor. I need to have this all done because I know that my circulation is in very poor shape, not due to my diabetes (though that doesn't help) but because of years of very heavy smoking (I quit on April 4, 2008)

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I wish I could reach my feet.

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I wish I could reach my feet.
Thats why I have James. You need a James, too.

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I'm 74, divorced 3 times. Thought it was them, it wasn't, it was me. My feet are just gonna hafta weather it out on their own. Right now...this is my "James".


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How often do you check your feet?

Have you ever visited a podiatrist?
Nightly

Every 10 weeks

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You can now check your feet using Medipin's Diabetic Toes Test. You can test at home every month to pick up neuropathy at the earliest stages so you don't have to wait for your annual checkup

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