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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Kirstyuk, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Kirstyuk

    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    Hi everyone I’m type one from uk. My diabetes usually control. But since lockdown having trouble with my feet. Discoloured toes and painful
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Can you tell us what your last HBa1C was and some current meter readings? I assume you are using two insulins?
     
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    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    In my opinion you should not be taking chances with your feet.

    Please get medical advice as soon as you can.

    From the NHS website.
    Seek treatment from your GP or podiatrist if blisters or injuries don't heal quickly. You should see your doctor urgently if: you notice breaks in the skin of your foot, or discharge seeping from the wound. the skin over part or all of the foot changes colour and becomes more red, blue, pale or dark.

    https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/foot-care-diabetics/
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    Sorry I don’t know them. I went to gp today and wasn’t much help just said circulation and after have bloods
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    I’m on Lantus and over rapid insulin
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    When are you having bloods done, Kirsty?
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    12th June
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Not too long then, but keep a close eye on those feet and if you seen any sores, broken skin or black areas, seek further help immediately.
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    Thanks. Just toes yellow and purple. Hopefully the bloods will know what’s going on
     
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    MarkHaZ123 · Well-Known Member

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    Sound like mine tbh. Iv got bad blood circulation. My feet are always cold and often look purple, same with my hands if I pop outside they go white. Possibly reynaurds but Iv never got round to getting it checked out
     
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    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    What is your meter telling you ?
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    Aww really! I’m getting pain in them too. So thought was a bit worrying. My gp useless tho. Hopefully the bloods will know what’s happening
     
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    Kirstyuk · Active Member

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    I had a few highs. With lockdown my routine has changed. So levels all over
     
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    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have been the same stuff with the lock down. Used to swim every day to manage mt blood sugars. A good friend kicked me in my tukas and got me walking. If you like you connect with me off line.

    I agree with what others said keep your eyes on your feet !!!!!!!

    Dave
     
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