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Can Diabetes Cause Leg Swelling?

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Dr. Burton S. Schuler 2401 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 763-3333 http://www.footcare4u.com Article Link: http://www.footcare4u.com/swelling-ed... Swollen feet or ankles, also known as a edema is a common problem treated by podiatrists, footcare specialts on a daily basis. In this new video Dr. Burton S. Schuler, of Panama City, Fl. discusses, what is swelling or the feet or ankles, what causes it, and how to treat it. Dr. Schuler has also produced other videos on gout, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes and Morton's Toe. Dr. Burton S. Schuler's book about The Morton's Toe, "Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot", is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offers the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. https://plus.google.com/1126675821205...

6 Best Fixes For Pain And Swelling In Your Feet And Ankles

Have you ever looked down at yourankles and feet, first not recognizing them as your own, then, realizing they are swollen?Whether from long days on your feet, travel or surgery, it happens. For pregnant women, it isalmost inevitable. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Swelling in your ankles and feet isuncomfortable, and sometimes it keeps you from moving freely. But, there are several ways to relieve swelling from everyday causes and sometimes you can even prevent it, sayspodiatric physician and surgeon Georgeanne Botek, DPM ,Head of the Section of Podiatry and Medical Director of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at Cleveland Clinic. She saysswelling (or what doctors refer to as edema ) happens when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. It most often occurs on both sides of the body, and its not an emergency situation. When it comes to swelling, its about management and getting through the day, she says. Theres nothing thats necessarily curative. RELATED: Lymphedema: What You Should Know About Your Risk, Treatment Options How Continue reading >>

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  1. PappyPaul

    Today is day 30 for me, and for the most part I feel GREAT! The only thing keeping me from feeling less than COMPLETELY great is that my blood sugar numbers haven't drastically improved. They have gone from 130s and 140s to mostly in the 110s. But today it was 133 and my 'feeling great" day kind of crash landed.
    I had already decided I was going to keep going for 30 more days because after so many years of abusing my body, I need another 30 days to help the healing "take" or whatever the right term may be.
    I'm using the Real Plans meal planner and have actually been enjoying my new food choices quite a bit, but after reading thru some other posts here, I realize that just because food is good for Whole30 may not mean it is good for me in my situation. I have attached screenshots of my Whole30 meal plans, and I could use some advice as to what I should alter or avoid as a diabetic.

  2. MeadowLily

    Medical doctors don't advise others over the internet. They need to examine bloodwork and history because there's way too much liability.
    For good numbers to continue, the good habits and changes have to continue.
    This is where you're going to learn how to ride your bike....with your doctors's monitoring. You keep going, adding things back in, testing your blood sugar and if it doesn't work, you go back to the foods that are working.
    Alcohol messes with the pancreas/blood sugar. Tread lightly with that and too much coffee, ditto.

  3. MeadowLily

    Bravo, PappyPaul for Day 30.
    For the healing to "take" after Day 30, for the diabetic... Falling back into whatever it was you were doing preW30 will bring T2 right back where it was. T1 and T2, along with all of the other autoimmune/thyroid/pancreas disorders are health conditions that you don't bounce in and out of - by 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off of refined foods. It takes persistent consistency to see lasting results.
    There's no real going back to those refined foods or drinks that brought diabetes to your door. It is patently unfair but genetics and food choices all come into play with consequences. Even after a few years of consistency, the same health problems come back enforce when whole foods are replaced with refined foods.
    Even after years of tweaking, some learn that they still need medicine to manage their health condition. Good food helps everything but it doesn't heal everything either.

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Diabetics often complain of swelling in the feet and legs. It happens due to improper blood circulation because an increased pressure damages blood capillaries. Damaged capillaries cause peripheral oedema, leakage of fluids into surrounding tissues, which causes swelling. However, several other reasons can play a role in causing swollen feet in diabetics. The risk of infections and severe complications like foot ulcers and gangrene that can even lead to limb amputation can increase in diabetics with swollen feet. Thats why, you should not ignore even minor swelling in your feet. In most cases, when the swelling has just started, simple lifestyle changes can reduce swelling and provide relief to a great extent. Here are 7 tips for diabetics to reduce swelling in the feet.

7 Tips To Treat Swollen Feet In Diabetics

Diabetics often complain of swelling in the feet and legs. It happens due to improper blood circulation because an increased pressure damages blood capillaries. Damaged capillaries cause peripheral oedema, leakage of fluids into surrounding tissues, which causes swelling. However, several other reasons can play a role in causing swollen feet in diabetics. The risk of infections and severe complications like foot ulcers and gangrene that can even lead to limb amputation can increase in diabetics with swollen feet. That’s why, you should not ignore even minor swelling in your feet. In most cases, when the swelling has just started, simple lifestyle changes can reduce swelling and provide relief to a great extent. Here are 7 tips for diabetics to reduce swelling in the feet. Image: Getty Continue reading >>

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  1. BabyBoecksMom

    Go by what your doctor says. I would call them and ask them about your concerns. My doctor wants me to fast, but my friends doctor didn't make her. They might set a different threshold for women that eat vs women who don't.

  2. avivoca

    I had to fast for mine, but my office only schedules the appointments in the morning.

  3. MamaBehr

    This is my third pregnancy with my third OB/GYN and they all say different things. My first two did not have my fast at all. This last OB/BYN said fast for two hours before the 1 hour test. I have failed 2 of the 3 one hour glucose tests, one fasting and one not. I guess the moral of my story is, it didn't matter for me! You can try and eat low carb and fast a little before, if you would like.
    On a side note, I have also heard that the closer you are to 28 weeks the more likely you are to fail, and since you are 26 you will hopefully pass with flying colors (with my most recent one I was over 28 weeks)

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----------------------to subscribe my channel------------------------------- https://goo.gl/ZYkyo8 How To Clean your Feet With Baking Soda.|Baking soda|Clen feet|How to clean feet. Ingredients: 4-5 liters of water. 3 tablespoons of baking soda Usage: After dissolving baking soda in hot water, soak your feet in the solution for 15-20 minutes. Afterwards, scrub your feet with pumice stone before applying a nourishing cream or Vaseline. Then, wear cotton soaks overnight. You should notice positive results after the first treatment. Do this every day for 5-7 days before pausing for one week and repeating the procedure. You need a total of 3 treatments. The materials and the information contained on HEALTH TIPS channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that

Caring For Your Feet With Diabetes

When you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is very important. Poor foot care can lead to serious problems, including possibly having to remove -- or amputate -- the foot or leg. As a person with diabetes, you are more vulnerable to foot problems, because the disease can damage your nerves and reduce blood flow to your feet. The American Diabetes Association has estimated that one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems. By taking proper care of your feet, most serious problems can be prevented. It's important that your doctor check your feet at least once a year for any problems. Here are some diabetes foot care tips to follow. Use mild soaps. Use warm water. Pat your skin dry; do not rub. Thoroughly dry your feet, especially between the toes. After washing, use lotion on your feet to prevent cracking. Do not put lotion between your toes. Check the tops and bottoms of your feet. Have someone else look at your feet if you cannot see them. Check for dry, cracked skin. Look for blisters, cuts, scratches, or other sores. Check for redness, increased warmth, or tenderness when touching any area of your feet. Check for ingrown toenails, corn Continue reading >>

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  1. elcamino

    Hi all,
    I believe I'm hypoglycemic ( and have been for quite a while--at least 3 years). The episodes have gotten a lot more frequent this past year. I've been reading that hypoglycemia can be a precursor to prediabetes--is this accurate? Does the research support this? My father and my grandmother both had Type II diabetes, so I have a family history. I also have autoimmune disease already which may make me suspectible to other autoimmune issues.
    If it's true, is there anything i can do to prevent the diabetes from developing?
    thanks!
    El
    Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Suspected dx: UCTD/Lupus
    Current Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex, Nifedipine, Folic Acid, Tylenol PM

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  2. Lanie G

    Hi El and welcome to the diabetes forum. I have read the hypoglycemia may be a precursor to diabetes later on but I don't know if it's true in every case. Having type 2 in the family does put you at risk though. The good news at this point is that you are aware of it. Do you test your blood sugar? Is this how you know you do have bouts of low blood sugar? Do you eat regularly and have breakfast? I'm not sure if it's possible to prevent diabetes but it may be possible to control it, especially if you catch your blood sugar rising early enough. When and if you do see that your blood sugar is rising above normal limits, cut out some carbs and test to see how the blood sugar is. Basically, it's the carbs that cause the rise. If you're able to do some regular, sustained exercise, this also helps with blood sugar, as well as other health matters.
    Lanie

  3. elcamino

    Hi Lanie,
    Thanks for your response. For clarification, I do not yet know if I'm truly hypoglycemic. I have episodes of intense trembling, nausea, light headedness, heart palpitations, etc... that are immediately relieved by the ingestion of sugar. I have not tested my blood sugar--didn't know if that was an option without a diabetic diagnosis, but my rheumatologist sometimes measures my blood glucose level as a matter of course. Out of four measurements, one was low--55, one was slightly high--112, and two were within the normal limits. I don't know if these are truly meaningful numbers, as they were only single, random measurements. I have not had a glucose tolerance test done. I'm more concerned about the symptoms than the lab measures; the symptoms are scary and make me feel awful.
    Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Suspected dx: UCTD/Lupus
    Current Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex, Nifedipine, Folic Acid, Tylenol PM

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