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Shenandoah Podiatry
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Toll Free: 855-997-2367
Roanoke: 540-904-1458

I am diabetic and found a blister. Should I be worried?

Blisters raise the potential for a break in the skin that could lead to infection, so you should absolutely be concerned. It is possible that diabetic blisters may appear on your legs or arms, and then go away on their own in 2-4 weeks, but these are quite rare. However, it is better to seek help and have it not be a big deal, than to let it go and face potential amputation.

Additionally, blisters may be an indication that you already have a severe infection. Keep in mind that your immune system cannot fight off infection particularly well, and this could lead to a dangerous condition for you. If the blister is intact, take every precaution to keep pressure off of it and come in to see us as soon as you possibly can.

If you have diabetes and discover a friction blister on your foot, contact Shenandoah Podiatry as soon as you can and make the earliest appointment possible. Dr. Jennifer Keller or Dr. Marshal Gwynn will give you the care you need at either our Roanoke or Blacksburg, VA, locations. Call (540) 904-1458 for our Roanoke office or (540) 808-4343 for Blacksburg today!