Table 2—

Essential features of history

Past history
  • ulceration

  • amputation

  • Charcot joint

  • vascular surgery

  • angioplasty

  • cigarette smoking

Neuropathic symptoms
  • positive (e.g., burning or shooting pain, electrical or sharp sensations, etc.)

  • negative (e.g., numbness, feet feel dead)

Vascular symptoms
  • claudication

  • rest pain

  • nonhealing ulcer

Other diabetes complications
  • renal (dialysis, transplant)

  • retinal (visual impairment)