Rare Diabetes Foot Complication Becoming More Common

MONROE — Are you diabetic? You are at risk for a limb-threatening foot condition once rare, but now becoming common in the Northeast. As diabetes rates soar nationwide, a Monmouth County foot and ankle surgeon says he’s seeing more patients with a rare diabetic foot complication, called Charcot foot (pronounced SHAR-co).


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