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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.
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About: Diabetes can be diagnosed by foot examination
Date: 19 November 2004
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