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Foot problems - any experience?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Chris Bowsher, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Anybody have experience of foot nerve problems and their onset?

    I am losing sensation underneath some of my toes and under the pad of my right foot only.

    pricks are noticeably duller and have a very mild sensation a bit like pins and needles.

    It has come on in the last 3 - 6 months.

    I am 40 - have average control - last hba1c 54

    No other complications - just had an eyes screening come back totally clear.

    thanks

    Chris
     
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  2. mahola

    mahola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you been to see your GP?
     
  3. Dexterdobe

    Dexterdobe Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that you are having these problems Chris.
    I was diagnosed 18 months ago HBA1c 53. I have kept it under 40 for the last 15 months, but I do get some pains in my feet. They aren't numb, but I get like mini electric shocks from time to time. The shocks occur every couple of minutes for a day or so and are bad enough to interrupt my sleep. It does seem to be happening much less now that my BG is at normal levels. My GP says that he has known people who are pre-diabetic to have problems with their feet and eyes, so the severity of the condition doesn't seem to be the sole factor. The only thing we can do is to keep our BG under control so that the side effects don't get any worse or hopefully even improve a bit.
     
  4. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    not yet will be booking an appointment shortly
     
  5. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had the shooting pains you describe generally in my legs shooting down my legs for years but i get it in short bursts. i have never associated this with diabetes as it is very infrequent once every year perhaps, and doesn't seem to get worse - i tend to associate it with having a virus.

    this foot sensation is not painful (yet) it's sort of tingly and feels like i am stood on something, when i'm not.
     
  6. Dexterdobe

    Dexterdobe Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a medical expert Chris,
    I'm not a medical expert Chris, but the numbness and tingling are certainly symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. If you only get the shooting pains occasionally they may be down to something else. I would certainly go to your GP. They can confirm what it is and give you some good advice on handling the issues.
     
  7. Grumpy ole thing

    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Chris Bowsher, have you tried a Chiropractor? Personally that's where i'd start. Hope all goes well.
     
  8. misspinky1984

    misspinky1984 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I went to the dr today about y feet struggle to walk sometimes pain in heel bottom of my feet they have said it neuropathy I’m 34 last Hba1c 48
     
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  9. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thought i would update this thread went to see the GP around 2 months ago.

    Doctor diagnosed peripheral neuropathy. but said there was no treatment for this except good blood control, and referred me for a podiatry assessment - i guess we will discuss it more there.
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I had issues with lower legs and feet. Lchf has reversed those symptoms.
     
  11. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    @Listlad the OP has type 1.
    I believe what reduced your symptoms was lowering your BG. The technique you used to lower your BG was a LCHF diet.

    It can be risky for someone with type 1 (or someone treating type 2 with insulin) to reduce their carb intake unless they are able to closely monitor their BG and adjust their insulin dose appropriately.
     
  12. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Okay. Apologies there.
     
  13. Chris Bowsher

    Chris Bowsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a podiatry appointment this morning - which was basically the same sensation / pulse tests taken at my annual diabetic review. All tests normal (to them anyway) and left as a low risk patient with leaflets and a recommendation to control blood glucose as closely as possible. I am aware of what i need to do to limit the condition, which is to control my blood glucose better. But i guess thats the goal for most things diabetic related!
     
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