Podiatrists have an extremely important role to play in the prevention and management of complications of the foot in those with diabetes. Diabetics who are at risk for a problem should have that risk status assessed annually (more if risk is greater). When something does go wrong, see a podiatrist immediately. Waiting "a few days to see what happens" before seeing someone may mean the difference between a good and poor outcome. The sooner treatment is started the better.
Your podiatrist treats diabetic feet and their complications every day. Such things as diabetic shoes, orthotics, wound care and surgery are a few of the many treatments available.