Does tingling in your feet always mean that you have nerve damage?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-11-29 08:31:34 -0600
Started 2009-01-01 17:46:04 -0600

I've had it a lot lately in one foot, every day, a few times per day, even once when I was getting off the treadmill, and sometimes just when walking. I heard that once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you definitely have nerve damage. Is this true?

9 replies

Fii 2014-11-29 07:57:26 -0600 Report

May I ask - what does the tingling feel like?

GabbyPA 2014-11-29 08:31:34 -0600 Report

It can be different for everyone, but basically it's kind of like your foot waking up from being asleep at first. The tingles start that way. Mine progressed into burning and itching and my toes feeling like stuffed sausages. They sometimes feel cold or hot, it's like they're confused. It changes how it feels as it progresses, so I am sure others can share a different sensation for where ever they are at.

IRISH-Q.T. 2009-01-10 23:53:05 -0600 Report

Not always, but if it is due to neuropathy, it may mean you need to get a better control of your sugar. How often do you check?

tabby9146 2009-01-18 20:43:00 -0600 Report

I check three times daily and ever since I was diagnosed, my BS has always been between 80-120, with the exception of just a few times 2 hours after eating when it was around 130-135 so this is great. I can't do better than that so this is why I am so shocked that i have so much tingling in that one foot, and mine was caught early.

tabby9146 2009-01-03 10:57:39 -0600 Report

thank you both. I am going to see an endocrinologist soon and discuss this with him. My doctor has not told me to see one, but I really feel it would be a good thing.

Bluebutterfly 2009-01-03 11:32:34 -0600 Report

I think you are doing the right thing by going to an endocrinologist. I went to a primary care for years with my diabetes and never did get the control I have now with my endo. I hope he helps you as well as mine has me.

2009-01-05 19:45:09 -0600 Report

good fitting comfortable shoes are usually suggested as well, and well supported with a good protective sole. everything everyone mentioned; circulation can also be a problen; that is why i mentioned shoes, also lack of movement will slow down circulation; but definitely look at the diabetic connections first, as they are particularly importand, and if they don't apply check for circulation.

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Sparrow - 16557 2009-01-01 23:32:00 -0600 Report

Not necessarily, but being diabetic, you should always CONSIDER that. As a diabetic, it's always good to have your feet checked by a podiatrist… at LEAST once a year.

2009-01-01 20:05:42 -0600 Report

I can't give you a definate answer, but I do know that when you have diabeties, problems with your legs and feet are a definate concern. If you can't find an answer here, you may want to check with You especially will want to talk with your dr about any problems. You need to keep your physician informed of any problems you may have.

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