Diabetes

Question
Posted by: maria Valentyn | 2012/04/13

Q.

Brandvoete

Ek is ''n diabeet en het die verskriklikste brandvoete, niks wil help nie. My voete is ook baie gevoelig ek kan dit nie eers toe maak nie. Help asb want ek is raadop.

Baie dankie

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Diabetes expert

Dear Maria
Your symptoms are compatible with diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage secondary to high blood sugars over time. Treatment would consist of controlling blood sugars, in case there is temporary dysfunction. If still persisting, then there are medical treatments which are available, and can be got on prescription from your doctor. These tablets which work on the nerves can reduce pain by up to 50%. I suggest seeing your doctor to make sure your glucose levels are fine, and if so
then to look at trying medication.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/04/25

Dear Maria
Your symptoms are compatible with diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage secondary to high blood sugars over time. Treatment would consist of controlling blood sugars, in case there is temporary dysfunction. If still persisting, then there are medical treatments which are available, and can be got on prescription from your doctor. These tablets which work on the nerves can reduce pain by up to 50%. I suggest seeing your doctor to make sure your glucose levels are fine, and if so
then to look at trying medication.

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