Question for diabetic dopers out there, or anyone else who may know the answer. I went into the doctor’s office yesterday and as I was sitting there waiting in the room I saw a sign. It said ‘If you’re diabetic, please remove shoes and socks’. That completely threw me for a loop. What’s up with that? Why would having diabetes require one to take off footwear in a doctor’s office?
My Dad has the type of diabetes that you develop as an adult (Type 2??) and as a result has all kinds of problems with his feet. My mum has to massage his feet regularly to help with bad circulation, and his feet are prone to medical problems. I guess at this surgery, the doctor’s are so busy they don’t have time to wait for you to remove the footwear
Diabetics Should Examine Feet Daily. They’re one of the first thing the doctor will want to examine, hence the reason for removing shoes and socks.