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Bad little toe

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by helen1975, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. helen1975

    helen1975 · Member

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    Hi I want advice about my teen daughter(17) is type 2 and her little toe looks like a blood blister on the bottom but has started to go a bit purple by the nail she says the toe is hurting but will not go to doctors
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Most certainly go to the Dr's.
     
  3. helen1975

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    Thanks I'm new to this and she is not wanting to test each day thinks she knows best. I can't hold her down each time to test her
     
  4. Johnroy

    Johnroy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best advice above, see doctor or at least diabetic nurse. I had blood blister on toe last month. Nurse kept eye on it every week and then made appointment for me at diabetic foot clinic at hospital. They removed the blister which had healed fully underneath. So no problem. But, it really does need looking at by those with the experience.
     
  5. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    even she knows she needs to see the dr, does she have a nurse she ok with?
    as you know, harping at her will only make it worse, teens can see the meter as a pass or fail and not a tool to help with insulin..if her numbers are rubbish, who wants to see then 7 times a day and feel a failure.

    there is a teen care line, she can just ring
    http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Teens/Help-and-support/We-can-help/Careline/


    http://behavioraldiabetesinstitute.org/print-preview/BDITeenEtiquette.pdf

    http://www.diabetes.org.uk/careline
     
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  6. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Would it be possible for your daughter to visit a podiatrists, They will give expert advice on how your daughter can look after her feet.
    I hope your daughter is wearing sensible footwear etc; ( sounds as if her toes are rubbing inside the shoe as the wound has reached the nail area )
    If the pain gets worse good sense will force your daughter to seek professional help.
    Brave girl, yet stubborn.:)
    best of luck.
     
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  7. helen1975

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    Just asked very nicely to her about doctors tomorrow as she is not working and she said she will go so fingers crossed
     
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    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tell her its rather difficult to wear high heels without your toe! Looks even worse in strappy sandals! Might encourage her.
     
  10. helen1975

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    Told her about people lose there toes and her answer was well I've got fat feet any way. Just want to shake her and get some sense into her
     
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    A friend of mine has lost three toes, has had to wear casts for the last three years due to ulcers, recently has had surgery to treat a knee infection 10 weeks of antibiotics on iv 8 in hospital due to not looking after her sugars (she's a type 1) - please see a doctor
     
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