Check your eyes,
pupil response to light, and the back of the eye
thyroid gland. Your doctor will check
this gland by feeling it while you swallow. Thyroid problems sometimes develop
in people who have diabetes.
Listen to your heart and lung sounds
and checking your blood flow (pulse) in your arms, legs, and feet. Your doctor also may listen to the blood flow in your neck (carotid) arteries
for evidence of plaque buildup from
Examine your feet
for sores, injuries, and decreased sensation. The health professional will
gently touch your feet and hands with a vibrating metal tuning fork and small
pieces of fine nylon fiber (microfilament testing).
nervous system by checking your reflexes and your ability to feel touch in your
arms, legs, and feet.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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