Posted by: Dan | 2005/07/04

Buring sensations from toes & feet.

If Diabetes is the cause of Burning sensations from the toes and front protion of the underside of the feet, is there any remedy or permanent cure? Will the maintaining of a good glucose level solve the problem? Iis nerve damage permanent? Does the condition only get worse?
Thanx for your time.

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If you are diabetic and have developed burning of the feet, it means you are, or have developed a neuropathy. There are a few things that may assist you and you should speak to your doctor about this, however maintaining your glucose level is essential irrespective of this and the neuropathy has probably developed because the glucose levels were not looked after in the first place.
So it is paramount that you develop a good discipline to look after your diet, test yourself regularly, exercise, stop smoking see the doctor regularly and see the podiatrist even more regularly to be checked and treated for any problems that may ocur even if you think yhey are minor. As a diabetic the onus is on YOU to understand the nature of your disease and to live a lifestyle that is in keeping with good diabetic control. We (the medical profession )speak of three things that are most important with diabetics.
education education and education
Please see your doctor AND a podiatrist, find one at 0861 100 249

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Posted by: Burnie | 2005/07/13

Is there a cure (or relief) for burning feet caused by diabetic neuropathy?

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