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How often should a diabetic get his legs and feet checked for open sores?

How often should a diabetic get his legs and feet checked for open sores?

Daily: Diabetics should perform regular daily self examinations of their feet for wounds, sores, abrasions, blisters and areas of rubbing or irritation. If any of these are noted, they should see their foot specialist. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

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 heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more

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Diabetes last 38 year have, bad movement in left shoulder and left leg get it hard to put on left sock can not reach my foot?

Diabetes last 38 year have, bad movement in left shoulder and left leg get it hard to put on left sock can not reach my foot?

Neuropathy: You may have diabetic neuropathy. When glucose levels rise sugar binds to protein and becomes a glycated endproduct. These "ages" are deposited into joints and become painful. There are treatments. Duloxetine may work. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and I currently have noticed that my legs, ankles and feet tend to get tense and swell up. Sometimes my ankles burn horribly when walking. Is there a reason to this happening.

I have type 2 diabetes and I currently have noticed that my legs, ankles and feet tend to get tense and swell up. Sometimes my ankles burn horribly when walking. Is there a reason to this happening.

They could be : Burning from diabetic neuropathy or the fact the ankles swell and this induces a tarsal tunnel syndrome.....you need to try and minimize that swelling...speak to your doc about possible diuretics or compressive socks... ...Read more

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When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

Easily tired legs: Even though you do not have a neuropathy, you may have claudication, a condition causing reduced blood flow to the legs. You should consult your physician who can check your pulses in your legs and refer you to a vascular surgeon if necessary. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

Infection: An infection can develop in people who have diabetes and open wounds. If these wounds go untreated they can lead to amputations. The most common cause of amputation in diabetics is neuropathy and poor circulation. If you think you have problem with your feet and you are diabetic seek medical attention by a board certified podiatric surgeon. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more info. ...Read more

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Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Yes: This is an early presentation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which may be delayed or prevented with adequate control of your diabetes. ...Read more

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