Questions for Your Doctor

Knowing what kinds of questions to ask your doctor can be an important first step in helping to manage life with diabetes and preventing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

Can you inspect my feet?

Make sure your doctor checks your feet during your routine visits. Simply reminding them to check your feet could help in detecting a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) earlier. Early detection of a DFU may lessen the risk of serious complications.

What can I do to help prevent a DFU?

Having a discussion with your doctor is a great way to learn more about DFUs and the steps you can take to help prevent one from occurring.

Should I see a wound care specialist?

You should talk with your doctor about seeing a wound care specialist if you have a DFU.

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