Diabetics Need Annual Foot Exam to Assess Ulcer Risk: MD Podiatrist

According to Dan Michaels, DPM, “to establish a correct preventive approach, it is necessary to evaluate the degree of risk that the patient with diabetes has of developing a foot ulcer. It is necessary to know the neurological and vascular status, and the presence of deformities and, in this risk assessment, the podiatrist plays a key role.”
 
 
“All people with diabetes should go at least once a year to the podiatrist to determine the degree of risk of suffering a foot ulcer and to assess the health status of this,” says Dr. Michaels.