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Diabetes can be diagnosed by foot examination

A podiatrist explains that symptoms of diabetes can be evident in feet and doctors and patients need to be aware of the symptoms. Symptoms of diabetes related to feet include lack of sensation, thick, discolored or red spots on nails. If the diabetes is untreated a simple case of stepping on something that causes and infection can result in the loss of part or the entire limb. Diabetics should always wear appropriate footwear to prevent developing infections.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Waff

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Lack of sensation
  • Thick nails
  • Discolored nails
  • Red spots on nails

Article Source Details

About: Diabetes can be diagnosed by foot examination

Date: 19 November 2004

Source: Waff

URL: http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=2588166&nav=0hBETKPy

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Foot infection
  • Limb amputation undiagnosed and diabetes
  • Undiagnosed and infection
  • Undiagnosed and lack of sensation
  • Undiagnosed and thick nails
  • Undiagnosed and discolored nails
  • Undiagnosed and red spots on nails

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