Diabetes-related foot condition often missed

A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say. Charcot foot can occur in the one-third of diabetes patients who lose feeling in their feet and other lower extremities, a condition called peripheral neuropathy. In the early stages of Charcot foot, bones in the foot may weaken and break.

A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say. Charcot foot can occur in the one-third of diabetes patients who lose feeling in their feet and other lower extremities, a condition called peripheral neuropathy. In the early stages of Charcot foot, bones in the foot may weaken and break.

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Diabetes-related foot condition often missed