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restless foot, what does it mean?

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:16   #1
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Default restless foot, what does it mean?

I was diagnosed T1 2 years ago. I was told major complications would be years off but lately I have trouble keeping my foot still. I find myself twitching it or whatever. Is this the early stages of the serious stuff? Should I already be having early signs of feet trouble only 2 years into this thing?

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Sounds to me like you have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). This is a neurological condition and while it can be exasperated by diabetes (more specifically, changes in brain chemistry caused by diets and drugs to lower sugar levels), it is not a vascular condition - like Neuropathy, etc - and, therefore, is not associated as a diabetic complication.

RLS typically presents as a 'twitch', 'spasm', or some other involuntary movement disorder.

Foot complications caused by diabetes, however, will present with stabbing pain, tingling, numbness, feeling of cold, etc ...all of which are symptoms of nerve damage and mirrors what happens if your foot "falls asleep"since it is essentially the same vascular restriction event.

I've had RLS for as long as I can remember have 2 of my 3 brothers, it's hereditary. I know there are 'treatments' (drugs) available, but I've never sought them out - it's just something I live with.

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I don't know about Restless Leg Syndrome. Lately, I have been diagnosed neuropathy and I was having tingling, numbness and acute pains, even medicines were not working properly, and this is just couple of weeks back. Blood sugar was high and so was A1C & microalbumina.
Now ever since I started keeping my blood glucose down by exercising n diet modifications the drugs are working properly and I have got a much more relief.
Though, our situation may be different from each other but I'm sue if you keep a tight control things are likely to change.
Take care.

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