My rt. foot was severely cramping last night, I woke up sweating and nervous

By jennny Latest Reply 2010-05-18 16:03:46 -0500
Started 2010-05-17 09:29:57 -0500

What was causing me to be that nervous and have a severe cramp in my foot. I really got scared,because I was very nervous, I had to eat some candy. I am type 2 diabetic. Jenny from Tn.

7 replies

PAT L 2010-05-18 16:03:46 -0500 Report

I have had that problem for a number of years an a Doc told me that I was low on potassium an it will cause the legs an feet to cramp. A blood test will tell how you levels are when you see your doc. I take 10 mg about four time a week an this keeps the cramps away, but if I forget then they will come back in less than 24 hours if you forget to reload your potassium chloride.. Hope this helps an go see your doc to get rid of the problem…

begonia 2010-05-17 17:37:35 -0500 Report

sounds almost like a panic attack from waking up suddenly w.the foot cramp.i've had a million panic attacks since getting diabetes.most out of no place while driving down the road i had to stop the car as i was shaking but i didn't feel faint so i ck'd my blood sugar and it was fine after ofcourse immediately shoving juice in only to find that the sugar levels perfect and i was just having a panic understand i never had these attacks ever before diabetes and actually the panic attacks can drive your sugar down suddenly causing's a vicious cycle where you don't know panic from diabetes emergency so please tell your doctor about this event asap because if you let it go and it's not just your sugar it'll keep happening randomly when you least expect it and per my endocrinologist you'll cause your body more damage by automatically using sugar supplements for an assumed hypoglycemic event and screw up your sugar levels for the rest of the day.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-05-17 12:12:36 -0500 Report

Hey Jenny, when I get nervous like that out of nowhere it is usually my blood sugar dropping, and if the candy helped than that may be what it was. Also, I use to get leg and foot cramps really bad in the middle of night and wake up from them, that was from low potassium. If the cramps keep up try eating more banana's or maybe potassium pills, they helped me.

Emma2412 2010-05-18 11:28:57 -0500 Report

Yes, Danni-the-diabetic
I agree with you. It might be low potassium. I've read that low potassium can be serious, so you should check this out. However, bananas from what I read are not a really good choice for diabetics. They're too high in natural sugars. Try tomatoes and see if that works for you.

Harlen 2010-05-17 11:53:35 -0500 Report

I get them when my BS goes high or very low
or if I walk a lot and dont get much rest
Best wishes

sweetpotato2 2010-05-17 16:37:01 -0500 Report

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GabbyPA 2010-05-17 09:33:17 -0500 Report

Hey Jenny,

Did you test your BG levels before eating a candy? I know that I get some killer cramps in my feet now. I don't know if it is from being diabetic or what, but my feet contort into some weird looking beastie things...not fun. I have never associated it with low blood sugar though.