Diabetic Foot study
A comprehensive diabetic foot exam checks diabetic patients for infections, injury, inflammation and bone abnormalities in the foot. Diabetics face a higher risk of developing these conditions. Nerve damage and blood circulation problems are the main cause of foot problems in diabetic patients. This also makes it more difficult for the patient to heal. A regular comprehensive diabetic foot exam can ensure the patient doesn’t develop serious ulcers, gangrene or infections in the foot. This is important, as early detection of foot problems could help avoid complications such as amputation of the foot.