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My feet feel like something is stuck to the bottom of them all the time. They burn sometimes and sometimes they feel like pins are sticking in them. What can I take to make them feel better? I have type 2 diabetes, and am taking Glucophage.
Sounds like you probably have diabetic nerve damage. This presents with numbness, dysesthesias (odd and somewhat painful sensations), and/or pain in the feet. This form of neuropathy is frequently called peripheral neuropathy (or more precisely, distal symmetric sensory polyneuropathy). It is common in people with diabetes, and is usually attributed to long-term lack of control of diabetes – but it may also have additional causative factors including (among others) alcohol abuse, neurotoxic medications, and vitamin B12 deficiency. These should be investigated, and if present, treated. If no other factors are found, then the standard treatments for peripheral neuropathy s...
Almost everyone tells us we should get as much exercise as
possible. But the effects of exercise are sometimes controversial.
Exercise alone isn't apt to make you lose much weight. For
example, walking, an excellent form of exercise because it doesn't put a lot of
extra strain on your joints as running does, but burns very few calories.
The other day, I walked a total of about 3 miles, according
to my pedometer. It said I'd burned 200 calories. Big deal. I could cancel that
out with a couple of ounces of cheddar cheese or a little more than an ounce of
And, as pointed out by Gary Taubes in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories , exercise
can just make you hungrier. So after exercising you might eat even more than
enough to cancel out the calories burned by the exercise.
However, exercise has benefits that go beyond weight loss.
For one thing, by getting your heart rate up (unless your idea of exercise is
meandering), exercise strengthens your heart. ...
Alternative Names Insulin-dependent diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Diabetes - type 1 Treatment The immediate goals of treatment are to treat diabetic ketoacidosis and high blood glucose levels. Because type 1 diabetes can come on suddenly and the symptoms can be severe, newly diagnosed people may need to stay in the hospital. The long-term goals of treatment are to: Reduce symptoms Prevent diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputation of limbs, and heart disease You are the most important person in managing your diabetes. You should know the basic steps to diabetes management: How to recognize and treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) How to recognize and treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Diabetes meal planning How to give insulin How to monitor blood glucose and urine ketones How to adjust insulin and food intake during exercise How to handle sick days Where to buy diabetes supplies and how to store them INSULIN Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowi...
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