Foot problems

By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-04-20 08:59:09 -0500
Started 2011-01-05 08:02:30 -0600

Does foot neuropathy come on slowly and pretty fast when you diabetes? I have not heard and am curious. So much to watch out for, don't you think?

4 replies

knit57 2011-04-20 08:59:09 -0500 Report

Mine started wsith a numb feeling in my toes. Then progressed to the stabbing feelings. I described it as lighting strikes in my toes, mostly at night. I use to walk barefoot every where, even over gravel no problem. I started noticing I couldn't walk barefoot. Socks started hurting my feet. It was a gradual process over 6 to 8 years. I can't tell if my feet are hot or cold.

There is a lot to watch for. It seems like if I go to the Dr. and tell him I have a pain in elbow, he says it is the diabetes! When I stepped in a hole and broke one ankle, and sprained the other, the Dr. tried to tell me it was the diabetes that made me fall down WRONG I stepped in a hole and fell down!

Good luck it is all a learning experiance.

jayabee52 2011-01-06 01:48:59 -0600 Report

Yes Ella, there IS a lot to watch out for. I have the burning type of Diabetic Neuropathy ("DN") and yes it is painful. I also have a tingling in both hands, not that painful, but annoying, which may be from the mini strokes I had in 2005. The neuropathy can come slowly or come fast. My foot neuropathy started with intermittent sharp needle like jabs to the feet. These jabs continue even now, especially I notice them when trying to go to sleep, It then developed slowly into the burning I feel now. One of the other symptoms I feel in my feet is the sensation like I'm always wearing a sock or a shoe.

I searched for a general discussion of Neuropathy, and found this:
This is the first page of a series of articles on Neuropathy in general. (Be warned, there are A LOT of advertisements in the articles, most of them splitting the article in half. Make sure you get to the bottom of the page to get the whole article and the link to the next.

Here is another general discussion of Neuropathy with a video at the end, followed by some feedback by folks who are afflicted. You might want to check out the feedback too as it gives a taste of what causes Neuro and maybe a regimen to reverse it. Find it all here:

I pray this answers your question


CaliKo 2011-01-05 12:34:28 -0600 Report

There is a lot to watch out for, and many reasons to stay on top of our blood glucose. I don't know much about neuropathy myself, but I was surprised to read here on DC postings from several people that suffered from neuropathy, even treated for neuropathy, without yet being diagnosed with diabetes. I'm tracking this discussion to hear what the others have to say. Good question!