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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2007 and basically it’s been downhill since. And I had to go private to get my diagnosis as my then GP didn’t understand what was going on. Once armed with my condition I visited my Family GP who promptly placed me on a concoction of medication and only went back if I had a problem. In 2009 I started to get a lot of pain in my feet this is when I was put on OxyContin 80mg in 2010 my feet we’re getting very swollen and was treated for ‘water on the ankles’ but the swelling persisted my GP sent me to a adema clinic where I was told that I didn’t have anything like an adeama. I was eventually diagnosed with Charcot Arthropathy by my podiatrist and was promptly taken over to the fracture clinic and had both feet put into casts.
Following this my care was transferred up to Kings College Hospital - Diabetic Foot Clinic. Apparently I had been hobbling around my shoe laces being stretched to the point where I couldn’t tie them due to the swelling as I then found out that I had a multitude of fractures in my feet. That was mid 2010.
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