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DIABETICS NEED TWICE YEARLY FOOT EXAM

For people with diabetes, the podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) share that taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.
 
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Dr. Jodie Sengstock
 
“The leading cause of hospitalization among people with diabetes is foot ulcers and infections, but most of those problems are largely preventable,” says Jodie Sengstock, DPM, MPMA director of professional relations. “It’s important for those with the disease to receive regular foot exams by a podiatrist.” Diabetics need to visit a podiatrist regularly – at least two times per year - to avoid unnecessary complications.
 
Source: Fox 47 News [10/23/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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