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Doctor insights on: When The Big Toe Is Hurting And Being A Diabetic

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I am A type 2 diabetic of my right foot on my big toe it is very swollen and hurts alot I'm wondering if it is possible that I could develop gangrene?

I am A type 2 diabetic of my right foot on my big toe it is very swollen and hurts alot I'm wondering if it is possible that I could develop gangrene?

Try not to get: Yourself worked up as this will only raise your sugar levels. I would not jump to conclusion of an gangrene but I would seek immediate help and if its the weekend then you go to hospital ER. Diabetic foot infections are serious. Now, it may or may not be an infection as gout, or say fracture are possibilities as well. But, have it evaluated now. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left big toe stays purple most of the time. Do I have diabetes?

My left big toe stays purple most of the time. Do I have diabetes?

See your doctor: The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes. Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're diabetic. Your purple toe could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (pad), which is best managed by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do if i'm a diabetic and I don't get good circulation in my big toe?

What can I do if i'm a diabetic and I don't get good circulation  in my big toe?

Circulation: Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels by calcifying (plaque) development. This is very common. You need to see a podiatrist or vascular surgeon or cardiologist to have an arterial doppler exam done on your legs and feet to determine flow. Additional testing such as mr or ct angiography may be necessary and a lower leg angioplasty may help. Keep walking and exercise! ...Read more

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What to do if I have alot of pain in my left heal my right big toe is also very painfull can't hardly walk could this be the begin of diabetes .?

What to do if I have alot of pain in my left heal my right big toe is also very painfull can't hardly walk could this be the begin of diabetes .?

Heel pain: Heel pain and big toe pain may be from many other conditions. Symptoms of high blood sugar (diabetes)include blurred vision, tiredness, itchy skin, increased urination, thirst, increased appetite, weight loss and excessive urination at night. Get your doctor to check your fasting glucose and A1c test if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more

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My big toe is numb on one side, could it be diabetes?

My big toe is numb on one side, could it be diabetes?

Not necessarily: Numbness does result from a nerve function disrupted, but there are other things besides diabetes that can cause that. This includes trauma (bone or soft tissue), compression on the site as well as swelling. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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The side if my left big toe is numb, like I'll touch it and its just numb, what's wrong? Is it diabetes? Could I loose my toe??

The side if my left big toe is numb, like I'll touch it and its just numb, what's wrong? Is it diabetes? Could I loose my toe??

Not DM: If it is just the side of one toe this is very likely just compression of a small nerve near the bony prominence before your toe. Toe will not be lost. Avoid pressure on the area. ...Read more

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