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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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