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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Peet | 2019/08/23

Q.

brand voete en seer bene

ek is 48 en n biabeet 2 my voete brand vreeslik en bene vreeslik seer as ek loop . so erg ek ken nie loop nie

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/08/26

Hi

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%. The pain when you walk may be related to circulation problems affecting the feet. You will therefore need your circulation assessed, as the treatment for this is different. You may also need to see a vascular surgeon

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