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    Default Does your Endo check you child's feet?

    Today we met with our new Endo. She seems very nice, helpful and knowledgable.

    The old Endo told me that I did not need to worry about checking his feet, that was a myth. She said only older Type 2's need to worry about feet.

    The new Endo checked his feet and made a very big deal about always making sure they are clean, no sores, no dry skin, change socks during sports, dry between toes...

    I am just wondering with your Endo says or does.
    Last edited by grantsmom; 12-17-2008 at 01:50 AM.

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    Not only does she check but that last time we went he had a sore from riding his bike and his shoe fell off, she was not taking any chances with infection and prescribed an antibiotic.
    MJK...12, dx 8-13-07 Omnipod & Dexcom

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    My peds. endo. never checked my feet, but always told me I should be checking them whenever I am drying off after a shower. My adult endo. who I have been seeing for a few years always checks my feet thoroughly and uses the tuning forks (vibration sense) and the paperclip to check my sensation. I have never had any problems, but they say I need to bring up any new findings or problems with my feet right away.
    Tricia

    28, dxd D @ 8 (9/1994)
    Current Diabetes Accessories: Dexcom G4Platinum (6/2013); Animas Ping (again - until the new insurance kicks in, then OmniPods again!!)
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    Always. Pokes and prods for any lack of feeling.
    Does full body physicals as well.
    Allene
    Allene- mom to 2 great children
    Lillian- born 8/18/99, D 9/26/06, OmniPod
    6/07, Dexcom 12/07
    Arthur- born 12/07/2004 Non D
    Joshua -hubbie, great father and best friend

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    Yup! You bet she checks. She also checks her back, tummy, eyes, ears, etc. etc. etc. EVERY time!
    Mom to my beautiful butterfly (9)
    dx 6/01/04 @ 23 months
    Pumped with MM522 from 4/20/07 to 12/21/2011
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    Well that was what the "tuning thing" on his feet were for!!! LOL, boy I learn something new every day with D!

    I guess this just validates why I left the old Endo practice.....

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    Yes with the flexible wire thing ever since diagnosis.
    son/27 dx'd 6/06 Pumping Novolog: Omnipod and Dex G4

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    No. My endo has never checked his feet.

    Michelle S
    son dx at age 8 on 8/15/07
    MDI Lantus and Novolog

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    No here either. I asked our podiatrist about it, and he said that until she's in her 30s it wasn't really necessary, but that if she started to have any problems with her feet or sores on her feet that weren't healing, get her in right away.
    Jennifer D in NC
    Wife to John, my high school sweetheart, and mom of:
    Joshua , 20
    Joseph, 18
    and Jayden, 15, dx 12/28/07 T1D, Pod People as of 05/14/2011,Novolog

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    Tuning fork and monofilament LEAP Filament Instructions.pdf on ftp.hrsa.gov


    (Tricia, your doctor uses a paper clip?)

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