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Sore feet

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by rolypoly58, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. rolypoly58

    rolypoly58 · Member

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    Can anyone tell me if it's common to get sore feet (soles) with diabetes I was diagnosed in October 2015 with type 2
    Thanks
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    It is quite common I think. I had it for many years prior to diagnosis but thankfully it eased when I started injecting insulin and my glucose levels came down. I still feel some effects though.

    Are your blood sugars under control?
     
  3. rolypoly58

    rolypoly58 · Member

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    My blood levels are a bit up and down at the moment ranging between 6.9 to 8.5 still finding my way. Always had cracked heels started treating them with cream now. But lately it's been my insole that's sore.
     
  4. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello rolypoly, welcome to the forum neuropathy of the feet is quiet common, i suffered from this when first diagnosed, but the good news is..after losing weight by low carb high fat way of eating, within 7 months my sore feet were much improved, use a good set of inserts for your shoes...and slippers , and try not to bathe ( wash your feet n water that is more than tepid, you will find that just these measures will help a lot until your bs's get into the 5% range, please keep posting and let us know how your doing. Clive
     
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  5. chocoholicnomore

    chocoholicnomore Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could be plantar fasciitis. I suffered that for a while until I got good insoles
     
  6. DaveNN

    DaveNN · Well-Known Member

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    It's a relief to know that sore feet can be treated and any initial neuropathy reversed. I've stopped my route marches due to a similar problem..though it looks like chilblains, possibly caused by putting ice cold boots on- having left them in the car boot overnight. I was told by my DN ( possibly the only piece of useful information she ever gave me, though) that having hairy toes...I'm not like a ruddy gibbon though..is a good sign as each hair follicle will be fed by a capillary. Pls continue to keep an eye on your feet and I wish you and all well.
     
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