Ok, I'm not exactly sure how this site works or who it's run by but I am posting in here hoping to get some insight…
I am a Type 1 Diabetic, I'm 21 and I've had diabetes for 20 years. I'm in nursing school and learning about diabetes complications scares me and I'm not exactly sure if its opened my eyes or if I am just over-thinking.
Anyway, I've noticed that my feet are ALWAYS freezing cold. I can hardly ever walk around without socks on because they are literally like ice to the touch. And also, my skin on my toes is flaky/peely and my toenails have ridges in them and the nail flakes as well. I first thought neuropathy but I don't really have symptoms that resemble that of neuropathy. No pain/numbness/tingling and I can feel everything with my feet - no loss of sensation.
This makes me think it is a vascular problem, but I can't find any literature that matches up to my experience. I'm not overweight, never have been, and my a1c's range from 6.8-7.8, but now that I've gotten a CGM I've noticed that my bloodsugar is up and down alot throughout the day, which I am working on to correct. In general, I have taken pretty good care of myself. The only thing is I am not as active as I should be, which I know only contributes to poor circulation. But I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this, or if anyone can put a name to what is going on with me?
I also have hypothyroidism but I take synthroid and my TSH labs are normal because the dose of the med is working for me. Idk if that has anything to do with it but I know mentioning it can't hurt. I hope someone can give me some direction or at least relate to what I am talking about!
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