What Causes Leg Swelling In Diabetics?

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What is PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? What does PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY mean? PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY meaning - PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY definition - PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected. Common causes include systemic diseases (such as diabetes or leprosy), vitamin deficiency, medication (e.g., chemotherapy, or commonly prescribed antibiotics including Metronidazole and the Flouroquinolone class of antibiotics (Ciprofloxacin, Levaquin, Avelox etc.), traumatic injury, radiation therapy, excessive alcohol consumption, immune system disease, Coeliac disease, or viral infection. It can also be genetic (present from birth) or idiopathic (no known cause). In conventional medical usage, the word neuropathy (neuro-, "nervous system" and -pathy, "disease of") without modifier usually means peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy affecting just one nerve is called "mononeuropathy" and neuropathy involving multiple nerves i

Peripheral Edema And Diabetes

By Elizabeth Woolley | Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Peripheral edema is swelling from the collection of fluid in the feet, ankles, and legs. It can occur in one or both of your lower extremities. If you have diabetes, you need to take extra precautions when you have edema. Edema is the result of damage to capillaries or increased pressure causing capillaries to leak fluid into surrounding tissues and result in swelling. People with diabetes often have circulation problems that can cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. Edema makes it more difficult for wounds to heal. Therefore, controlling edema is essential. There are many common causes of edema that are fairly benign. Some examples of more common causes of peripheral edema, not specifically related to diabetes, include physical inactivity, standing or sitting for long periods of time, surgery, burns, hot weather, pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, contraceptive pills, certain medications, excessive salt intake, malnutrition, or a bad diet. Edema may present in only one extremity (rather than both) due to deep venous thrombosis (DVT), cellulitis , osteomyelitis , trauma, a ruptured Baker's cyst , or a lymphatic obstru Continue reading >>

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  1. Lawrence D

    There are a couple of "anti-milk" groups that continue to claim that there is established science regarding cow milk and T1d, as well as other immunity disorders. Many of the Internet articles I see are usually trying to demonstrate their point-of-view and way of eating.
    I don't believe that there is any sound and reproducible science or studies that prove the theory.

  2. JohnTheMan

    I've definitely had stomach issues when I was younger. I am also mildly intolerant to dairy products that has been heated up somehow. I'm pretty sure my inflammation from this could have been a trigger for the immune system to go bad.

  3. hughman

    I read a long time ago that giving babies cow milk too early can assist in the development of T1. The article (of course, wished I had saved it), stated that in Cuba, infants are not given cow's milk until after a certain age. And they had a very, very low incidence of T1. Other nearby islands with the same genetic makeup gave their babies cow milk earlier, and they had drastically higher incidence of T1. The theory was that cow insulin in the milk caused a confusion of the baby's immune system, and when a trigger occurred later in life, the immune system starts attacking the insulin making cells. Made sense to me. So when my daughter was born, I was obsessed with her not giving her cow milk until she was I think a year old (she is 15 now). Also, turns out I found out my mom's grandfather was an adopted Cuban infant, which his family kept secret, and he also did his entire life. So I got T1 at 14, my sister in mid-40's, and my mom in mid 60's. When we came across a picture of my sister feeding me a taste of her ice cream when I was a baby, I accused her for my T1.

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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. reverb728

    So, I've only been a diabetic for a little over 2 years now, but I've been noticing some dull aches in my feet lately, some hair loss near the bottom of my legs and my feet and legs are a little more cold than usual. My blood sugars aren't the best, but they're not terrible, 100 - 200 usually, with the occasional high or low. Any ideas?

  2. pileobunnies

    I was just diagnosed a month ago and hadn't connected my missing (and now regrowing) leg hair with diabetes. Amazing.
    And I'm glad it's growing back. :)

  3. philreeduk

    Diabetic for 24 years and I had no idea the poor amount of hair on my legs was due to it!

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Remedy For Diabetic Leg Discoloration & Swelling

Once the arteries in your legs deliver oxygenated blood to the legs and feet, the veins must then work against the pull of gravity to get that blood back to the heart. Problems arise when there’s insufficient blood pressure in those veins to get the blood back to the heart--a common condition diabetics live with daily. What Happens Leg muscles squeeze the veins to push the blood back to the heart. The blood goes through valves that only open one-way. When the muscles relax, the valves close and the blood can’t flow back. Diabetes can weaken the muscle tissue, allowing blood to leak which often leads to leg discoloration and swelling. Medicate The best way to avoid this problem is to keep your diabetes under control. Monitor your sugar levels. Be careful about what you eat and make sure to take your medications (if your doctor has prescribed them). In addition, consult your doctor if you begin to see leg discoloration and swelling because it could be an indication that your medication is not working and needs to be adjusted. Treatments There are a few treatments you can try to keep the blood moving. Your doctor may prescribe blood thinners to aid circulation. Anti-inflammatory p Continue reading >>

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  1. Jill

    What is the difference between Lantus/Levemir and Novolog/Humalog/Apidra?

    Ok, I wish I could draw this out for you, but I will try to explain with words.
    Lantus or Levemir are your basal or background insulins. Say you did not have diabetes, when you are fasting or not eating, your pancreas still produces just a bit of insulin to match the glucose that your liver produces to keep your sugar in perfect harmony. Type 1 diabetics do not make any insulin, right? Ok. so the Lantus or Levemir covers your insulin output for fasting times and time between meals. These are considered basal insulins. In theory, if you are on the correct dose, you could go all day without eating and have perfect blood sugar. Now the insulins work the same for Type 2 diabetics, who may or may not still have insulin production of their own. I am speaking from a Type 1 vantage b/c I am one!
    Ok, so back to being nondiabetic, when we eat, our pancreas senses extra sugar rising in the blood and it starts pumping out insulin to match what you have eaten. Ok, as diabetics, again, we make no insulin (or Type 2's are resistant to it) so you inject your rapid acting insulin (Novolog, Humalog, Apidra, Novorapid) to cover your meal. This is what is considered a bolus. If you look at the profiles of insulin Lantus and Levemir are very flat....like a line going straight across of piece of paper. The rapid acting has a very high peak, it starts working very quickly in your body and is removed very quickly. So picture your straight line of Lantus or Levemir and then 3 humps of your rapid acting that would represent the 3 meals a day you eat. They best way to get good blood sugars is to carb count and have an insulin to carb ratio for your rapid acting insulins. We can cover that in another thread.
    As an addition, there is NPH, which used to be the only option for a "basal" insulin. It's technically an intermediate acting insulin. It lasts anywhere from 12 to 16 hours and has a very pronounced peak. NPH is still a viable option for many diabetics, especially ones that suffer from the Dawn Phenomenon. There are also premixed insulins (70/30, 75/25, 50/50, mixtard). These insulins are a combination of NPH and either Regular, Humalog/Novolog or Novorapid. These mixes are not as physiologic as say a basal/bolus routine, but I know many people are still on this regime.
    Thanks to Lloyd and Buckyball for pointing out some areas I missed!

  2. melinda

    I'm new at all this and am really feeling quite stupid. I'm taking both Lantis and humilog injections. You explained it all very well. I'm ashamed to say that I'm a nurse and I take my blood sugar quite often during the day but I have no idea what my Ac1??? is I see all others posting this number with every email and I'm ignorant. That does not show up on my moniter. I suppose it should?? as always in my life, a bit bewildered.

  3. Jill

    Melinda, your meter will give you an average, but not your A1c. Only the lab (your doctor) will order the A1c and tell you what it is. Although there are home A1c kits now, you can buy them but they aren't as accurate as the lab!
    Don't feel ignorant, you are taking the correct steps right now by joining here and reading and asking questions! That is smart!

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