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What are signs of poor circulation in feet for diabetics type 2.?

What are signs of poor circulation in feet for diabetics type 2.?

Pain, foot ulcers: Leg pain when walking a short distance, called "claudication" foot or toe ulcers numbess in the foot or lack of sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more

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What is poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

What is  poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

P.A.D.: Peripheral arterial disease (p.A.D.) can present as "poor circulation". This is easily diagnosed by non invasive tests by your pcp or vascular specialist. P.A.D. Can be a marker of c.A.D (coronary artery disease). ...Read more

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I get occasional pins and needles in my feet. How can I distinguish poor circulation from types of neuropathy?

I get occasional pins and needles in my feet. How can I distinguish poor circulation from types of neuropathy?

Disease versus life: Neuropathy comes from chronic medical conditions and as side effects of very toxic medications. You are 16. You do not have neuropathy and your medical history above is free of any medical conditions that would cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can itching, peeling hands and feet be a sign of poor circulation ?

Can itching, peeling hands and feet be a sign of poor circulation ?

No: Itching and peeling of the hands is not due to circulation problems. Can be due to a variety of conditions including allergies. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

No: Aaas can be repaired using open surgical techniques or endovascular techniques. There are anatomical limitations to which aneurysms can be repaired using endovascular techniques. All aaas can be repaired using open techniques. The more complex the anatomy the bigger the surgery required. ...Read more

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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

Probably neither one: Sitting on ones leg may cause numbness due to possible compression of a nerve, but it will not cause "poor circulation". ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more