Newly Diagnosed and foot problems.

By Miss_Teal Latest Reply 2013-04-01 08:40:06 -0500
Started 2013-03-21 12:38:51 -0500

I'm new to this site and diagnosed on 2/11. I cannot say it was a surprised 3 months before my annual I had a feeling as my A1C number kept creeping up yearly and I have it on both sides of my family.

I am on Metoformin and as of Sat. my left foot is swollen. From my foot to my ankle. I'm been dealing with it but today when I got up I could not put pressure on it for 5 mins. Then I hobbled into work an hour later with a 10 min walk from the bus stop.

Besides the swelling this morning, for several months I've been dealing with burning in my foot. I told her (dr.) about it and she said that neuropathy is doubtful as I was just diagnosed. Well she gave me sciatia pain pills but they are not working. I hobbled down the street like a 95 year old woman with swelling and burning in my foot.. I'm usually up-beat and try to not get upset but today I just want to go into the bathroom and cry over this. I have a call into her.

Thank you for listening as I'm all new to this and it's just over-whelming.

As my wonderful Aunt use to say This too shall pass

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Miss_Teal 2013-04-01 08:40:06 -0500 Report

UPDATE - okay so she up meds for the burning still not quite sure what that is yet. The not putting pressure on my foot is a whole other problem. It's Plantar Fasciitis

liquorish 2013-03-21 21:15:24 -0500 Report

My dietician said that pricking your fingers over and over can cause neuropathy in them. That was a new one on me. Liquorish

jayabee52 2013-03-22 00:37:43 -0500 Report

I would have a problem believing that myself! They are RDs not MDs.

liquorish 2013-03-23 21:14:24 -0500 Report

The nutritionist-dietitian is the one who told me. She also told me some other things about my insulin that I did not know and it has helped my numbers to even out. I usually use antibiotic ointment on my fingers to help with the soreness. But I did wonder about the neuropothy thing. And by the way, I am amazed at your knowledge. I read your reply about the lady whose bs was 53 and her weight was in stones. I knew that was probably english, but didn't know what it "translated" into. It is amazing that the number 53 is almost 1,000. I get real sick to my stomach if mine reaches 300, and if it stays over 250 for several weeks I start having eye problems. I can't imagine a bs of 1000. Anyway, thanks for the input. Liquorish

jayabee52 2013-03-23 23:23:13 -0500 Report

I seem to have a memory which stores stuff away until I "need" it and then when needed brings it to my awareness. It also comes from being here on DC nearly every day for the last 2 or so years and being here for over 4 altogether.

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Jake Levinthal 2013-03-21 17:21:50 -0500 Report

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jayabee52 2013-03-21 15:16:26 -0500 Report

Miss T, I wonder if there is something more going on in your foot rather than simple neuropathy. When I Googled "Neuropathy symptoms" I read the article here ~ and saw no swelling mentioned at all among the symptoms. Had you injured your left foot at all?

use this symptom checker from Mayo to find out what MAY potentially be. ~


locarb 2013-03-21 12:55:29 -0500 Report

You have to listen to your doctor, but don't be surprised to learn that it's untrue that you can't have neuropathy becuase you were "just diagnosed." You may have had this condition for a long time already, additionally, many people have neuropathy prior to having diabetes.

I wish you all the luck in the world, and I don't mean to be pessimistic; but I have to tell you that it's also untrue that "This too shall pass." The only reason I am saying this is because you have to be informed, current and knowledgeable about your diagnosis. When you are, you have a better chance for treating it.

I hope that you're feeling better and hope that you find relief from your medical concerns.

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