Patient Comments: Diabetes Foot Problems - Experience

Question:

What kind of problems have you had with your feet due to your diabetes? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Ace, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 07

I had terrible burning in my feet, took RLR-ALA 300 mg twice daily for two months, and the burning was gone 5 years ago. I am starting to feel little twinges again, and another round of ALA (alpha-lipoic acid) needed. Our production of ALA diminishes as we age. For the person having tendons problems, ask your doctor about diabetic tendons. The problem I would like to have a better understanding about is, my toes swell up then the whole bottom secretes something that looks like wax in my wet sox in large volume. Wonder if it is dyslipidemia.

Comment from: paul, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

I got a piece of nail like tool in my feet and that has caused me to have a surgery cutting my big toe off and a portion of the bottom of my feet. It is not healing well, then my other foot got infected real bad; I can hardly walk now.

Comment from: C j p, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 20

I have diabetes type 2 and just noticed today my big toe in the left foot under the nail has gone black.

Comment from: Cherry, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 22

My husband has diabetes II and suffers badly at night with terrible pain that starts from under the toe tip of his foot above the bridge not towards the heel but on the upper side of the foot.

Comment from: Sunil vasandani, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I have got foot calluses over one year now and it is taking a long time to heal, I started taking bed rest and also antibiotics. Now it has finally started to heal faster.

Comment from: Apollyon, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 14

To alleviate foot pain from diabetes and diminish swelling take one rounded teaspoon of creatine monohydrate a day to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Creatine monohydrate can be found where supplements for weight lifters are sold. Don't ask me why it works, but it does, and I found out by accident. Don't take if you have kidney disease.

Comment from: Ash, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

My feet and above area, over the ankle feel cool very soon and sometime hot sensation and very often I feel uneasiness in my legs.

Comment from: Mary B., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

For the last year I have a problem with my feet. They both feel like I have dried egg yolk on my feet (top/bottom), up to my ankles. They feel warm all of the time. I have asked 6 doctors about this problem. They have all checked pulses in my feet, and they say that my pulses are strong. They have no Idea as to what is causing this in my feet.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

get this problem in my foot that feels kind a worm or something moving on the nerve ends. It happens mostly at night. This will last for about two hours. It is not a pain but more like something messing with the nerves . I am taking meds to help control my sugar.

Comment from: LUCY, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 27

The tips of some of my toes are dark red.

Comment from: bruce, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I have pain in the bottom of my foot. It feels like some kind of tendon or something getting pulled. I will even notice it sometimes when bending over.

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