How should type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients be educated regarding foot care if peripheral neuropathy is present?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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If peripheral neuropathy is found, the patient should be made aware that foot care (including daily foot examination) is very important for preventing foot ulcers and avoiding lower-extremity amputation. (For more information, see Diabetic Foot and Diabetic Foot Infections.)


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