From the Medical Daily news article:
Sometimes, you need to look down to know what’s up. Your feet can be extremely helpful in sending health signals to let you know about an underlying disease or medical condition.
“Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first because of foot problems,” said Marlene Reid, a foot specialist based in Illinois.
“Signs of PAD can include decreased hair growth on the feet and ankles, purplish toes, and thin or shiny skin,” said Dr. Suzanne Fuchs, a podiatric surgeon at the North Shore University Hospital in New York.
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