Patients I see should check there feet at least once per day. This will minimize future problems and potential infections. Always check your feet, bottom and the top and in between the toes. Diabetic foot problems can be prevented. Also monitor your blood sugars and maintain a proper diet.
Also, most importantly, If you are a diabetic, make an appointment to see a podiatrist at least 1 time per year. Studies have shown that seeing a podiatrist once per year can save your foot and save the insurance company $19,686 per year per patient. If you add all the numbers of all patients with diabetes and if each one of them sees a podiatrist once per year it will save 1.97 billion dollars for commercial insurance and 1.53 billion for Medicare. The study is called the Thomson Reuters study and should be sent to president Obama, to help save our economy too.
See Dr. Timko’s web site for more information on diabetic foot problems.