Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Esme Nicholas | 2011/10/21

Q.

Tender sore feet.

Dear Dr,

My brother is diabetic and now he is finding it difficult to walk, under his feet it is very tender and hurts. What do we do to help him? Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Dear Esme

Painful feet in a diabetic patients is always of importance and needs the cause clearly identified. Possibilities include nerve damage, circulation problems and bone/muscle conditions.

Your brother needs a good formal assessment to determine the cause and then the appropriate treatment started, for feet are always to be cherished in diabetes. Glucose control needs to be optimal, as sometimes high levels can cause pain in the feet.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2011/10/25

Dear Esme

Painful feet in a diabetic patients is always of importance and needs the cause clearly identified. Possibilities include nerve damage, circulation problems and bone/muscle conditions.

Your brother needs a good formal assessment to determine the cause and then the appropriate treatment started, for feet are always to be cherished in diabetes. Glucose control needs to be optimal, as sometimes high levels can cause pain in the feet.

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