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Cutting toenails with numb toes!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by rowan, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just realised how difficult it can be - after almost chopping the top off 2 toes! Don't know quite how I managed it as I could see what I was doing, but I've cut right down through the quick and now have two very bloody toes.
    I think maybe it's time I spoke to the GP surgery about seeing a chiropodist, it can't be good to cut your own toes to shreds! :eek:
     
  2. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree, getting a professional to do it is a good idea, and they can also help monitor your feet for complications. I used to see a podiatrist regularly for my ingrown toenails and she would trim all my toenails for me and do a diabetic foot check every time. Since losing a lot of weight I don't go anymore because I no longer have pain from my ingrown toenails. She said obesity contributes to that problem - who knew? :) Another bonus of losing weight.
     
  3. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The neuropathy only started after my BG and weight had gone right down! Think it must be due to the kidney failure but I keep forgetting to ask.
     
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    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :( It's ironic isn't it? It seems to happen to a lot of people that way.
     
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