I have spent time in the past 4 weeks helping diabetic patients at all levels of care. Many diabetic patients come into the office with questions about how to avoid being the other types of patients I have seen, those with ulcer or amputation. We have all heard the stories of diabetics with an infection and needing an amputation. My goal as a physician would be to prevent this situation. One of my friends from Podiatry School has published a one page handout to help diabetics prevent sores, which prevent ulcers and in turn will prevent amputations.
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