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    Do I need my nails checked if i am diabetic?

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  • Anthony Short

    Podiatrist (General)

    Anthony Short BAppSc(Pod) MPod hold both Bachelor and Master level degrees in podiatry, and works in private practice, hospital and educational positions within Brisbane. His … View Profile

    What is really checked is principally the quality of arterial blood flow to the foot, and the degree of nerve damage diabetes may have caused.
    Podiatrists will often inspect the toenails at the same time for any opportunistic infections (eg fungal infections), or deformity leading to ingrown toenails which might require treatment to reduce the risk of more significant problems down the track.

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