- From: Nicky <ukc802466929@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 13:13:03 +0100
On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 22:53:30 -0600, Oleg Lego <rat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
1. I have had, over the years, some trouble with my feet; mostly
fungus infections under the toenail, dry skin on the bottom that seems
to crack in layers, and calluses on the big toe.
And your gradually increasing bgs have been feeding it. You'll have a
better chance of controlling it now you're getting the bgs sorted.
Since being diagnosed
with diabetes, I have been getting some pains that I previously did
not experience, mostly in the big toe. Recently I read a post that
spoke of pains appearing as the diabetic was getting his BG under
control, and a speculation (?) that it was because the nerve sheaths
were healing. Is there any truth to this?
Complete truth in the theory. Pain only in one big toe is not a
typical pattern, though - peripheral neuropathy is described like a
glove, matching on both sides. If it is only one - take it to a doc,
make sure it's nothing more sinister.
2. Years ago, I bought my wife one of those "foot spas", a sort of
heated, bubbly foot bath thing. She doesn't use it any more, but I got
to wondering if it would be any use to a diabetic, and if so, are
there any particular techniques to follow or ingredients to add to the
Generally the advice is to stay out - particularly if you have
neuropathy and fungal infections; the risk of inadvertently damaging
your feet, or perpetuating the fungus, is too high.
T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
D&E, 100ug thyroxine
Last A1c 5.6% BMI 25
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