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Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: Need help with feet swelling


 dobimom - Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:43 pm

Hello, I am a T2 currently controlled on metformin. My feet swell very badly after just standing for 5 or 10 minutes, taking a shower or brushing my teeth, anything. They swell and turn bright red/purple, have a burning sensation, if I touch them they will start itching and where I scratch will turn white. The swelling stops at about the ankels.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:30 am

User avatar Hello,These may be early symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Burning pain,swelling calls forth for a neurological opinion and a podiatrist opinion.Check your feet daily with a mirror to look out for any ulceration.Wash your feet with warm water and dry.Make sure you do not cut corns or calluses.Most important keep your blood sugar in normal levels with your physician help.Get a urine microalbumen test too.If it persists a course of bcomplex vitamins could be tried.Of course prescription drugs like phenentoin,or gabapentin may be indicated in severe cases.Best wishes.

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