Please make it your business to see a podiatrist every 2 or 3 moths. About 5 times a year is highly recommended.
feet require special attention by medical practitioners who have a keen appreciation for subtle changes that may portend future complications. Reduced ability to palpate pulses in the feet, diminished or absent hair growth, sluggish capillary return, altered skin temperature can suggest reduced blood flow. Reduced appreciation for tactile sensation to light touch, sharp stimulus, vibratory appreciation can suggest reduced feeling. Inability to mount an appropriate immune response to local microbial contamination can result in severe infection. For these reasons, diabetics are encouraged to have a periodic evaluation by a foot specialist. Depending on the identified risk presentation, the frequency of visits will be determined by the specialist.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
If you are diabetic and you have serious foot pain then yes you should be evaluated by a podiatrist.
Rod Tomczak, MD, EdD