Foot drop and gum problems

By Pat1942 Latest Reply 2008-08-31 06:24:19 -0500
Started 2008-08-31 04:36:37 -0500

I'm beginning to have trouble with my feet working as I wish, dragging on things, tripping when there is nothing to trip on (the rug)? Is this more of the symptoms of diabetes? Also I am noticing my gums are beginning to shrink, is that also a diabetic problem?

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GabbyPA 2008-08-31 06:24:19 -0500 Report

Diabetic Neuropathy is a struggle for many of us. Do you have a numbness in your toes? Do they tingle?
Often a misstep is becuase you can't really feel what your feet are doing. You loose track of where they are when you have neuropathy, so you might want to see if that is the problem. There are many discussions on the site that deal with this issue and some have great ideas of how to deal with it.
I don't know about the shrinking gums. Perhaps a dentist visit would be in order to see what is going on. I know that mouth problems related to diabetes are abundant and the care of our teeth is as important as the care of our feet. Geee...head to toe. Sorry, just being goofy. There are many associations between oral health and diabetes.

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