• missie57lgn missie57lgn
    October 19, 2009
    Diabetic with dark skin on legs, ankles
    missie57lgn missie57lgn
    October 19, 2009

    I'm having swelling of the leg, ankle, and foot with skin discoloration and sticky fluid seeping out.I have tried to diet and lose weight to help control this problem, but the more I diet--well, I just can't get weight off.  I would like to see my legs and feet normal again.  What can I do for this problem??

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014

    Hi Missie,

     

    I'm sorry it's taken so long for someone to answer your question! I hope by this time you've seen your doctor for these symptoms (the fluid leakage is particularly troubling) and have gotten these issues under control. It's not uncommon for people with diabetes to have problems with their legs and ankles, since diabetes can cause nerve problems and circulation issues in the legs and feet. I also understand how frustrating it can be to try to lose weight, but it's good to keep at it.

     

    Here are some links on our site that you might find helpful as you deal with your condition:

     

    Nerve Pain and Diabetes

    How Fat Affects Skin Health

    What Your Feet Say About Your Health

     

    Best of luck to you!


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