A podiatrist is a foot doctor.

Podiatrists check feet for bruises and injuries, and remove warts, callouses, and corns. Some conditions that they cure are ulcers (open sores that take very long to heal) and Charcot’s foot (when bones in feet become warped. They also help decide what shoes to wear in order to ensure that your feet are safe. Another serious condition affecting Type 2 Diabetics is neuropathy. Neuropathy occurs when you lose all feeling in your feet from poor blood flow. Too much glucose in your bloodstream can keep parts of your feet from getting the blood they need. This keeps your feet from healing properly and for some, sparks the need for an amputation.


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