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having terrible leg pain also has diabetis and kidnsy stones. what could possible be the reason ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
MultipleCollateralDs: Dm peripheral neuropathy develops after glucose not low sev. Decades: paresthesias, pain, then loss of feeling (very dangerous>gangrene). Few pain txs much help. Best tx: intensely lower glucose without going too low: i.e. Get hba1c to ~5.0% with lchf foods, titrate up victoza (liraglutide) to max dose, consider metformin (go slow due to GI problems). Study taubes, attia, diet doctor, science for smart people.

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Will diabetes cause extreme leg pain and other pain?

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Yes: Diabetes can cause vasculopathy which will lead to painful extremities. Needs evaluation.

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