A 44-year-old member asked:
What does a person with diabetic foot neuropathy go through?
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Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Diabetes/neuropathy: They are at higher risk of getting an unnoticed injury. They often report feeling like they are walking on a crumpled up sock or like the are walking on marbles. They should inspect their feet every day on waking and before they go to bed.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
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Podiatry 28 years experience
Firstly, one should : Try and avoid becoming neuropathic. Some believe, tight glycemic control may help. Some studies reveal early detection can be reversed through various nutrional supplements. Once diagnosed, one needs to be diligent in examining the feet every day. Routine check ups with podiatrist are important. Callouses etc, best be handled by podiatrist.
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Podiatry 12 years experience
Pain, numbness. : When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. They can have tingling, burning, "tight" feelings, pain, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness.
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Podiatry 38 years experience
Pain : Diabetic neuropathy can be extremely painful and usually can't be reversed but there are drugs to help manage the pain and supplements that help. Get a nerve fiber density test to see how bad and after being on meds for a while do. The test again. I have some success with it.
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