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freckles on feet and legs from diabetes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Mechanism: Poorly controlled diabetes impairs ur ability to fight infection, so the wound takes longer to heal. Patients with diabetes are also at risk for perip ... Read More
Dr. Taj Malik
Dr. Taj Malik answered
33 years experience Podiatry
Gangrene: Diabetics have tendency for wound to get infected, heal slowly or not heal at all and spread quickly to the bone .Depending on the severity of their d ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Circulation loss: Diabetes is only part of the problem. The loss of a leg is due to either infection or loss of circulation to the leg. Due to progression of diabetes.

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Yes: This is an early presentation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which may be delayed or prevented with adequate control of your diabetes.
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Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Diabetics are at increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, which can manifest with numbness, tingling, sharp pain, warm or cold feeling, or loss of sen ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Several: Chemotherapy and heavy metal poisoning both can cause neuropathy.
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
19 years experience Pain Management
Many: If it has been confirmed that the leg symptoms arw coming from the periphery and not the spine, there are many causes with diabetes being one of the m ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Don't know: what your question is, but if you have had diabetes for 31 years you need to keep your sugar in as tight a control as possible, take proper precaution ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cramps: Lots of possibilities here. Consider carpal & tarsal tunnel, restless leg, radiculopathy, electrolyte imbalance--calcium-potassium-sodium, etc., sprai ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Sitting.: The first consideration is to determine if on the rare occasions this happens, are you positioned a certain way while you eat. Sitting in certain posi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Large amounts sugar: Large amounts of sugar can destroy cells. High sugar intake causes high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, is a well-known characteristic of diabet ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You likely have : A reason for the swelling. Possibly, venous insufficiency, or maybe secondary to hypertension, or kidney disease.....
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Get tested: Hi. Diabetes is possible and could cause foot pain by nerve damage or an injury. 4 ways to diagnose diabetes: fasting glucose, random glucose (not fas ... Read More

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