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ANNUAL FOOT EXAM RECOMMENDED FOR DIABETICS

People with diabetes have been advised by experts at the Hamad General Hospital’s (HGH) Podiatry Clinic to get annual foot check-ups. The clinic sees about 70 patients a day, including a large number of diabetics. “If diabetic patients don’t take good care of their feet, they are putting themselves at high risk of losing one foot or both feet. If they see any foot injury, they should come directly to the clinic,” says Dr. Talal Khader Talal, Head of Podiatric Services at HGH. 
 
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Dr. Talal Khader Talal
 
 
“Even small cuts can lead to serious infections, and patients might not notice the injury or feel any discomfort from the wound, leaving it to worsen. This makes future treatment much longer and harder for the patient,” says Dr Talal.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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