From Lake Charles,Louisiana, USA:
Sporadically, my heel gets a numb, tingly feeling that usually goes away after a short amount of time, and my blood glucose is usually normal when it happens. I'm not on a foot care program. Should I be? What could cause it? Should I elevate my foot?
You should make sure your diabetes team is aware of these symptoms. It could be something as simple as a bone heel spur or could be some nerve damage related to diabetes. If you are checking blood glucose levels and never find hypoglycemia at the time of these symptoms, then it is not likely hypoglycemia related. Sometimes other problems ( thyroid, adrenal, pernicious anemia, vitamin deficiencies) can also cause such intermittent symptoms. Go back to your diabetes team and get this all checked out.
Original posting 24 Jan 2003
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.