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Fri Oct 12 15:56:41 EDT 2012

After ~15min, standing or walking, my right foot loses complete feeling and is no longer able to support my weight. Is this from PDN?
Asked By: tjb  
Category: Neuropathy

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I am a type 2 diabetec. I have PDN in my feet, numbness and tingling sensation, no pain. I am on humalog before meals and lantus before bed time. My A1C has been under 6 for the last 15 years. My question is asked because my healthcare professionals seem to be confused or unable to answer.
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Expert Answers (1)
2012-10-24 10:18:54.0

This would have to get investigated further. Most pain centers can perform what is known as a "nerve conduction test". This may help diagnose a problem with nerves. You can also get a consult with a vascular specialist to see if there is good blood flow in that area of your feet/legs. They often use a doppler. I hope this helps. Good luck@
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2013-02-12 13:12:03.0

definitely get checked out. do NOT let doctors lump every single symptom as a result of diabetes. it's quite possible that you have some sort of nerve impingement such as herniated disc.
Answered By: lmnohos

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