What is the role of a podiatrist in diabetes foot care?
Podiatrists play a key role in providing appropriate foot care for people with diabetes. A person with diabetes should have a comprehensive diabetic foot examination by a podiatrist on a yearly basis. Depending on the findings on the comprehensive diabetic foot examination based on the risk status... Full Post
What is a podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) that treats foot and ankle and related lower extremity problems. Podiatrists complete an undergraduate degree and then spend four years in a podiatric medical school (there are currently 9 colleges of podiatric medicine in the country). Podiatric... Full Post
Should diabetics worry about foot care?
People with diabetes should be aware of potential complications from diabetes that can affect their feet. It is recommended that people with diabetes have a comprehensive diabetic foot exam yearly. This comprehensive foot examination by a podiatrist will include an evaluation of the blood supply... Full Post