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Knee pain and cold feet

By Anonymous December 11, 2018 - 3:55pm
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My has type 2 diabetes and his feet are always cold and his his hurt and he falls because of his knee gives out on him his doctor has said he has noretroply

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Are you asking about your husband?

It sounds like your doctor has diagnosed your husband with diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage associated with diabetes. It results in damage to the nerves in a person’s feet, legs, eyes, and those controlling bodily functions, such as digestion, blood pressure and heart rate. Diabetic neuropathy can lead to serious complications, including ulcers , infection, and loss of limb.

Talk with your husband's doctor about the best treatment plan for him. Treatment options include:

Blood Glucose Management
It is important to regularly monitor blood glucose levels. He can bring them within normal range with meal planning, exercise, and/or medications.

Foot Care
With diabetic neuropathy, he will need to take special care of his feet, since the nerves in the feet are the ones most often affected by neuropathy. This care will involve regular visits to a foot doctor and careful cleaning, inspection, moisturizing, and grooming of his feet. In addition, always wearing well-fitting shoes or slippers and thick, soft, seamless socks can help protect your feet from injuries.

Physical therapy and/or medication may help with his pain.

December 11, 2018 - 5:11pm
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