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Take a copy of this checklist with you when you visit your doctor or foot specialist (podiatrist). Because you have diabetes, your doctor needs to do a thorough foot exam once a year. Ask your doctor to look at your feet more often if you have blisters, sores, redness or swelling in your feet. Also ask your doctor to look at your toenails if they are thick, cracked, yellow or brown, or broken.
Take off your shoes and socks while you are waiting in the exam room.
Questions I have about foot care:
Problems I have noticed:
Describe each problem:
On these pictures, mark the area of your foot where the problem is.
Current as of: April 16, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineDavid C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as of:
April 16, 2019
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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