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Old 08-29-2008, 10:10   #1
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I was dianosed with type 2 diabetes around 7 years ago and it was never explained to me the severity of this diesease . Around 3 years ago i went to see a doctor about the feet and leg pain i was having and he hospitalized me immediately regarding my diabetes . I am now insulin dependant and take medication and my diabetes is now well under control with my last 3 monthly blood history test at a low 6 reading indicating it is well looked after .All doctors at the time insisted that the pain was caused by my diabetes .

I was told once i had good control of my sugar levels the pain in my legs and feet would most likely decrease and go away . After seeing 2 nerologist about the pain and being tested , some nerve damage was found but agreed it was not nough to explain my severe pain . Although both docotors insist that this damge was the cause of the pain . Treatment was tried with mediction but nothing worked . I have since given up and take pain killers (tramadol 200 , 2 tablets a day ) this decreases the pain and gives me about 6 -8 hours a day pain free and i cope with the rest of the day .

I have always felt the pain is not diabetes related . my symtoms are as follows .
sharp stabbing pain in feet for about 5 secs , in differant places , happening regualrly .
calf muscles sore to touch and squeeze .
above ankel area sore to touch .
feet extremely sensitive , hurts to walk on grass etc .
my feet always seem cold , although blood circulation is said to be strong by the doctors .

I dont drink or smoke . i would be around 3-5 kg over my ideal weight ( i am 90 kg) 180 cm tall .

I spend around 2 hours a day on a foot and calf massage machine which seems to at least releive me when i am using it .
I am alway shaking and jigging my legs when sitting down which takes my mind off the pain .

I am interested in hearing from people regarding my pain and any ideas and suggestions would be appriciated .

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Old 08-29-2008, 20:38   #2
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Hey there Luke:

Geez, I'm sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. I'm mystified myself now since Neurologists have tested you and they have come up with nothing. There are unfortunately so many conditions that can cause foot and leg pain.

As far as you not being told of the consequences of Diabetes and high blood sugar, seven years ago was not that long ago. You probably had it for a couple years before you were dxd.

Since Diabetes has been around for so long it really upsets me that so many People(newly dxd. or even non-Diabetics with risk factors)are still not told about Diabetes and/or educated thoroughly. There is just no excuse for it.

If the Drs. are sure that your foot pain isn't caused by nerve damage, then another common problem that you might have is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome(TTS)(nerve entrapment). Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome -

The problem with your leg might be Deep Vein Thrombosis(DVT). According to this article only about 50% of the People have symptoms until it hits the chest which is scary since a Person can die from it. On the other hand, the clots can heal and turn into scar tissue. That's a Good thing. Some may have most or a couple of the symptoms. I noticed they said areas on the the leg can be tender to the touch(very sensitive).

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Venous Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition

These are not all the symptoms of either condition.

Just a note on Neuropathy: Sometimes the pain from the reversing or healing of Neuropathy by getting the sugars under control, can be quite painful until it hits a certain stage then the pain lessens.

It's Good to know that yu have lowered your sugars to the low 6's. Good job
Luke. Welcome!

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Hello Luke, welcome to our community. I have had pain in my legs and feet for 20 years. It was diagnosed as arthritis. Maybe you should be examined to see if you have arthritis in addition to the nerve damage. I was given a body scan 2o years ago to determine the cause of my pain. There may be other ways of diagnosing arthritis now. Good luck to you!


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