Type 2 diabetes treatment foot care

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1281603 tn?1283802299 my 80 year old fatherinlaw is a type 2, insulin dependant diabetic. He has neuropathy and no feeling in his feet. This morning I saw a fresh blister on his big toe. There is no sign of infection, but his feet are chronically purple so it's hard to assess. My plan- soak twice a day with epsom salts, dry carefully and wear clean cotton socks after each soak. Anything else I should be doing? Should he be on prophalactic antibiotics?
1028452 tn?1537452084 Dear sir/mam My case : 25 years of gout 2 years foot tingling and burrning sensation worse at nights in both feet 59 years old 92 Kg and 180 Cm tall normal testostrom, V-B12 and FBS but GTT at 6.3 the latest diagnose by my Dr was Pre-Diabetic Peripheral neuropathy I am taking Gabatine 300mg 2 times a day and mutiV therapeutic one cap a day After 3 weeks under that medication I am a little better but I still can,t sleep many nights. Could Microvascular thrapy help ?
Avatar m tn Hello My father is 60 years old with type 2 diabetes. He does NOT take care of himself, does not exercise, sits on his computer all day, eating and drinking whatever he wants (mostly sugary foods), and takes insulin injections. We have tried getting him into a routine for exercise, regular testing, swimming, change of diet but to no avail. Instead he gets moody,angry and sometimes violent. He has massive mood swings and anger outbursts at the most random of times.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar n tn I get this as well in my right foot. 1 to 2 seconds of vibrating, repeated every 2 to 3 seconds. I notice it particularly more often when I have my left leg on my right leg, but it doesn't exclusively happen then. I also had the feeling in my groin/pelvis area a few months ago, and I really read up on it then. It seems a common thread for everyone is stress (any kind). A lot of people speculate it's horrible conditions, but they don't come to fruition.
Avatar f tn I have had type 1 diabetes since 2004, I was on insullin at first but after losing 85 pounds I was taken off insullin. I have been in pretty good shape until a couple weeks ago. My big toe nail turned black and I have been have these awful numming pain in my upper thigh. I hope I am not going to lose my toe or foot or my upper leg. I need help but cant find it. I guess I am on my own, oh well.
Avatar n tn IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY TO GO ABOUT TREATING THIS WITHOUT AMPUTATING HER FOOT. WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF A SECOND OPINION OR SOME OTHER FORM OF TREATMENT TO AVOID FOOT AMPUTATION.
Avatar f tn I too have type 2 diabetes, and fibro, and also throw in degenerative osteoarthritis. At one time I was seeing a phusical therapist, for the fibro. I had lots of fatty lumps as you describe them. The PT said they were from myofascial spasm syndrome. He would exert hard pressure to break them up. Stripping up and down my arms, legs, ribcage, exc. Left lots of bruises. Over the years they have come back.
Avatar n tn MS is a chronic disease and has many implications that cause anxiety, the sooner you get the workup you will know if you need disease modifying treatment or to pursue another diagnosis. I hope this has been helpful.
Avatar n tn Hi there, I'm 21 and have experienced swelling in my right foot for the last 2 1/2 years. For me, it was following a few very painful injuries on the foot (girl trod on me with heels etc) and an intensive ballet show. I have seen orthopaedic doctors, physios, had MRIs etc etc. Eventually I saw a vascular surgeon this year and he thought it was lymphedema due to the trauma and prescribed me compression stockings to wear every day.
Avatar n tn The recommendations from The American Diabetes Association can be easily adapted to foot care for everyone with PN. * Check all the areas of the feet every single day. Look for red spots, cuts, swelling and blisters. If you can not see the bottom of your feet, use a mirror or ask someone to inspect it for you. * Be more active. * Wash your feet everyday. Dry them carefully, especially between the toes. * Moisturize your feet daily (but not between the toes).
1340011 tn?1276621367 Carb ratio. That is the standard of care and if your doctor doesn't understand that (many don't) you should see an endo. When you get on the right basal-bolus doses, you will see those numbers come down. But if you are eating a lot of carbs, you will be fighting a losing battle. The more you reduce your carbs and the more you exercise, the easier it will be to manage your diabetes. Also, if you are overweight, losing the weight will help tremendously.
Avatar m tn - Palio diet - Eat for your blood type - Atkins - Chinese Med diet 5. I have also tried several foot insert from the store and 3 different type made by a doctor (from a mold, using pins, metal mold). None helped Drugs I have tried: AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2.
Avatar m tn 5 weeks ago. Since then I have had several ARS type symptoms such as sore throat, lymph swelling, headache behind the eyes, nausea, diarrhea, rashes on face, neck, and upper back and chest. The worst symptom was thrush... I got an anonymous email from the girl telling me to "get checked for STDs" I went in and was given Zithromax and Flagella as precautions--leading to a nice case of THRUSH in my mouth.
Avatar f tn You didn't mention if he has been tested for diabetes, but being overweight and having a sweet tooth puts him at risk for diabetes. Hep C treatments can be very hard on the body and diabetes can complicate treatment. If he doesn't have diabetes, he should try very hard to prevent it with diet. If he does have diabetes, he should try very hard to control it.
Avatar f tn Over the next 5 years I saw various neurologists, had 2 lumber punctures, a myelogram, a couple of MRI scans, cat scans, blood tests, reflex tests and a test I don'y know the name of where they glued electrodes on my scalp and measured my brain response to physical, visual and audio stimulation.
Avatar n tn Dear Sue: There is a headache type due to aneurysm. Did your aneurysm bleed and where was it located? The blood irritiation would cause headache, also the hemisiderin that results from the bleed might also irritiate the brain to cause headache. Most neurosurgeons only use clips that are MRI safe, and yours also probably did as this is standard of care in most places. I would check with him/her to see if your clip was tested.
Avatar m tn The Genotype will determine the type of treatment he will receive. He should also have a liver biopsy to determine what his liver fibrosis stage is. Once he knows what his liver fibrosis stage is, then he can better decide how urgent it is to treat. He appears to have a lot of extrahepatic manifestations of Hepatitis C so, if there are no medical reasons for him not to treat, treating sooner rather than later is most likely a good idea.
253566 tn?1219683299 We figured that I was living with this Hep C for about 20 years but my count was very low, my liver was healthy, I had no symptoms and my geno type didnt have much success with the treatment. I thought the doc would say "OK, looks like youre staying healthy and living with HepC so come back in a year and we will see how youre doing" BUT NO. He said that they had seen patients get much worse in their 23rd year, even die!
Avatar f tn 3793. 2 years later in Dec 2009, HbsAg It is Pos S/co: 4251. More on HBeAg, before treatment Dec 2007, it was Pos S/co=371.2. 6months into treatment (July 08), HbeAg Neg S/co=0.748. Latest Dec 2009, HbeAg eg S/co=0.092. Can you tell more of my case in this? Also, do you have experience/advices regarding birth control issue for female carrier.
Avatar n tn This causes weakness, pain, and a wide variety of sensory disturbances (as you have described). The treatment for this condition is less than optimal. Treatment is generally not durable (has to be repeated on a chronic basis) and does not reverse many symptoms, but rather prevents further progression. Some sucess has been found with combining 2 treatments at once.
Avatar f tn In my opinion i believe the body has a miraculous healing ability, i refuse to accept a diagnosis that 1. I was never tested for antibodies and was given a cookie cutter treatment and diagnosis. 2. Has a genentic predisposition when nobody in my family has any type of autoimmune disease. and 3. a disease that doctors dismiss further treatment for as long as you are "in range" on lab reports but don't even care how you actually feel. What kind of doctor does that?
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I am a 48 year old Indian male, suffering type II DiabetesDiabetes Diabetes - resources Diabetes and exercise Diabetes and nerve damage Diabetes diet Diabetes foot care Diabetes insipidus Diabetes insipidus - central Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic Diabetes risk factors Gestational diabetes since seven plus years. Doctor has advised 1.
Avatar n tn Are we gonna make it like Rocky? Tingling 2 the Revenge? My suggestion on how to sleep....is already known! Ok, I don't want to transform all of you in a bunch of drug addicted, but have you tried a tranquillizer just once? Just to see whether your tingling diminishes the moment you calm down? @rnneeedshelp: as my "colleague" has written, you are anxious over the symptoms, not the opposite, and the same is for all of us.
Avatar m tn Even with any type of infection, the blood sugar levels will be difficult to control, but it is still Type 2 diabetes. At the moment, you have NOT been diagnosed as having diabetes and the sugar levels your last HbA1C showed were that classed as pre-diabetes. There is no point in speculation and worrying and stressing yourself out unduly. Like I mentioned previously, keep a written record of everything that you eat and drink and the exercise that you do and keep a note of how you feel.
4705307 tn?1447973922 Take the time to see your doctor and start really taking care of that compromised liver from Hep c treatment. Stay on top of your health and make sure you have a complete physical every year...... I will never socially drink again. I advise you to do the same.
12773 tn?1328916786 For the last month or so I was having numbness on the top of my left foot. Now that I stopped taking meds, my legs and feet are swelling, feeling like I am retaining water. And the gout I suffered from years ago, seems to be inflamed on that same left foot. I have also been constipated since Thanksgiving. I am still drinking water, but I dunno..... Other than that , a few headaches here and there.
Avatar m tn Patients should receive treatment only under direct medical supervision and be observed for a minimum of 2 hours following administration; appropriate medications for the treatment of anaphylactic reactions should be available. Hypersensitivity reactions may occur following any dose, even during prolonged therapy; discontinue therapy following any severe reaction. The dosing and frequency depends on the IgE levels. I suggest you to consult your physician for further information.
174267 tn?1220408828 I still thought is was from your last period but I don't know for sure. Don't stress! Audrey - that is cool about the foster care thing. I am not sure how that works since she is an illegal either. It sounds like fate tho. Is she sure she wants to keep the baby? I think Nicki is right that she wouldn't get support. Let us know what happens! Got all the results from my puppy's tests yesterday and he is pretty sick but there are some things we can try to make him more comfortable.
Avatar f tn Chronic infection with HCV is associated with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes [61]. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been reported to be 14–50% in patients with chronic HCV infection [62]. HCV-associated diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance and does not appear to be associated with antibodies directed towards the beta cells in the islets of Langerhans [63].