Numbness in foot

By TexasCobra Latest Reply 2010-02-11 21:05:04 -0600
Started 2010-02-10 01:18:57 -0600

Doctor did not really answer whether or not my diabetes is related to my foot numbness.I see no reason other than that for it.It has been numb for 1 1/2 years and I was diagnosed 8 months ago.

8 replies

TexasCobra 2010-02-11 20:44:10 -0600 Report

Thanks everybody for the diagnoses.I have a few ideas from them.My biggest problem I think is my diet.Love fried foods If you cannot enjoy life and eat what you want it is a bit of a downer though.Sometimes I just say screw it .I am kind of a loner and don't have anyone to keep me in check.

Justice 2010-02-10 09:41:39 -0600 Report

It probably is neuropathy and I would also suggest that you seek out a Endocrinologist to help you with your diabetes their the experts. If you don't know were to start you could contact your local American Diabetes Association to get help. In my experience alot of regular Primary Care Physician just don't have all the knowledge to really treat diabetics. And also I think I would seek out a new Primary Care Physician I wouldn't give my hard earned dollars to some doctor that just ignores me. Please exam your feet everyday, note changes to them. Don't try to cut your own toenails go to a Podiatrist as often as you can.

spiritwalker 2010-02-10 09:09:56 -0600 Report

It sounds like neuropathy. Are you seeing an Endocrinologist?
They will usually be open to discussing diabetic complications.
Welcome to DC.

sweething 2010-02-10 08:34:12 -0600 Report

You may have to keep repeating, My foot is numb and I believe I have neuropathy. Some doctors don't seem to hear well unless they hear it over and over. Mine started about 10 yrs. ago, and sometimes the pain ties me in knots. I have a spinal cord stimulator, which interrupts some of the pain signals, I take Lyrica, and codeine for break through pain. If your doctor would order nerve conduction tests, he'd see how severe yours is. The key for all of us before neuropathy, and once we get neuropathy, is keeping the blood glucose down.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 02:02:34 -0600 Report

It probably is. Who knows how long your sugars were high before you were diagnoses. My big toes started going numb and now I have neuropathy. Numbness is the beginning signs. Be sure to not walk barefoot, you don't want to get cut and not feel it and than get an infection - that can be bad! And be good to your circulatory system, for example, I try not to cross my legs too often (it's not hard considering I never wear skirts). Just take care of yourself. If you keep your sugars at a good range than you may be able to avoid the shooting pains of neuropathy.
My mngrs sister had it and she wasn't diabetic, so you may have gotten it from other than high blood sugars.

MAYS 2010-02-10 01:51:17 -0600 Report

Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms. Others may have symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve problems can occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs.

Neuropathy Affects Nerves Throughout the Body

NormaJean 2010-02-11 21:05:04 -0600 Report

I am concerned about this tingling feeling i get in my legs every now and then…and wanted to know what's causing it…

MAYS 2010-02-10 01:43:00 -0600 Report

Most likely.
Are you familiar with Neuropathy ?
It's nerve damage and it can occur when you do not take the proper precautions to control your blood glucose (sugar) level, numbness can happen to the hands and\ or feet.


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