A 65-year-old female asked:
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i am 65yr old type 2 diabetic taking 2 glucophage p.d., back op resulting 6 metal screws 14 years ago. suffer from terrible neuropathic burning pains back legs wound downwards. sugar levels is under control. will switching to injections improve this?

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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Neuropathy: It sounds like your neuropathic burning pains are coming from your previous surgery. Diabetes certainly can cause neuropathy. The most common form of diabetic neuropathy is burning in the feet, not really running down the legs. If your sugar level is good, insulin injections will likely not help.
Answered on Oct 20, 2019

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