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In 2009 my HBA1C was 8.0 in 2010--7.5 throughout the year ,in 2012 it was 7.0 but then on it reduced to 6.5 to 6.8 by use of tab Amaryl 1 mg

in 2013 it is 6.7,6.5 , 6.1, 6.0 in all quarter by tab and 45 min exercise so diabetes is in control

Question-- Now since last 3 months lower part of my foot i.e. toe and rear part of toe (EDI) is having pain so much that I am not in position to walk easily I am 63 years old .

Is it the side effect of diabetes pl help .

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In January 2014 I had HBA1C 11.6%, reduced to 9.8% within same month, 9.0% in February and 7.9% in March. I am 61 and if I tell you I did not take any medicine for this, would you believe? (The first three test results are from top notch laboratories in US) efar52@gmail.com

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Here I agree with medfree.A1c 7.9 is pretty high,it comes to about 180-200mg/dl,depending on which system you follow.So do you think average mean bs in the above range good for you?

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Nowadays my target is to manage food glucose in a fashion that post prandial is max 185 (preferably 170) so that after 3 weeks I improve upon last week's HBA1C of 7.9%...

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Good luck to you in what ever you are doing.I am skeptical ,to bring down A1c from 7.5 becomes a little tricky.But at the same time it appears that you have something in mind and you following a certain plan with pre determined target.So again good luck.

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medfree you are entitled to your views. I have halved

my carb intake to 175 g from 350+.

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I think I was doing 500 grams carb earlier that got me in trouble! (I took more bread/rice + 25 teaspoons of sugar in tea. Now I take black coffee without milk) ...

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I walk about 8 kms a day but in two installments. what do you suggest this 8 kms i.e. 90-120 mins should be at a stretch ??

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I like the biological reasoning you have given, Indiacartus. I am still trying to figure it out because I just read introductory Biology in Class VIII and found it complex...

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In 2005 I was almost paralyzed (could not walk) and was considering acupuncture when Johns Hopkins qualified doctor suggested natural cure that I even walked 14 kilometers a day. I do five miles now. efar52@gmail.com

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medfree you may have a point. Both my parents NEVER had Type II, took two snacks and three meals and carb 150 g. Ages at death, 77 & 79.

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sadguru: My parents never had diabetes but my mother had aches/pains and though tests were clear she had all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Father also had aches and pains. efar52@gmail.com

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Your HbAC1 showing down ward trend is a good sign. Keep it up. Regards to your toe pain and edi pain better you consult your family doctor who is treating you.Try this one soak methi seeds in a glass of water add nature Karela+ jamun juice previous night drink it as soon as you get up go for walk see the results

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Sir, Pl refer to Mayo Clinic site and read Peripheral Neuropathy. It gives symptoms, causes etc. Further when u r saying that ur diabetes was under control, this thing shud not be due to diabetes. Abt a decade ago my wife suffered this problem (she ia Non-diabetic) on the rear portion of the foot. The problem was so acute, it was difficult for her to stand. An orthopedic surgeon took the x-ray. There was little increase in bone. She was advised some rest, medicines and Dr.Scholl's slippers. she is poor taker of Medicines. i am sure she must not have taken the prescription in full. Any way it was on the rear part and not under toe. She used to keep her feet in hot tolerable water with a bit of salt. It helped and thereafter she did not suffer this pain though she has pain in one knee. My giving of example is to show that your can be a diabetic related neuropathy or something similar to my wife. The difference is in case of my wife only EDDI was involved.

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Thanks for the advice

I am now relieved that pain is not due to diabetes

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better the patient get the investigations done by neuro physician perhaps he may be having diabetic neuropathy.

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It is not always true that for every physical problem diabetes is the culprit,though it has become routine to blame.Your Toe pain may be totally unrelated to diabetes.As data regarding toe pain is scant,even then a few of the possibilities comes to mind.First is a condition called Gout,which affects mainly big toe causing many times excruciating pain which hampers even slight movement.Secondly, Arthritis mainly rheumatoid.Even construction of big toe if it is deviated towards adjacent toe, may cause pain.Arterial disease of foot ,apart from infection and injury to toe May cause pain.Pl. get blood Uric acid done to rule out Gout.Keep in touch.

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You are doing extremely good.HbA1c which is6,if you convert it it into blood sugar it comes to about 126 mg/dl.Maintain it.Weldone.

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A!C 6% indicates reversal or very close to it.

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Within 2014 I have brought down my HBA1C from 11.6% to 7.9% without medication. I am 61.

Since three weeks I have reduced carbohydrates to about 175 grams but in the first four weeks I brought down HBA1C from 11.6% to 9.0% consuming 6x100 gram tortillas daily (the label said carbs were 50% or 50 grams each) so my blood sugar average did come down despite more than 300 grams of carbohydrates daily. No medicines except I increased Flaxseed from two tablespoonful to four and took 2 gram cinnamon. It is for this reason I have slight reservation in agreeing totally with medfree. (Data on glycemic index, glycemic load and carb content are on the internet)

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Medfree, I average 150-175 g Carb these days. I hope to bring it down further. Cinnamon was from GNC and they claim it is non toxic...

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In 2013 I averaged 4 km walk per day, so 8 is not much. Well, of the 8 km

I jog less than ten minutes. So I do not suppose my limbs are at big risk.

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To decide walking impairment, it needs investigation. Often it is independent of diabetes. In 2005 I was almost paralyzed. Please email me: efar52@gmail.com

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Sir, check vitamin D ,test it and take advice.I was facing similar problem ,my Vit D was 4.7.After taking inj & vit D tab as advice by Dr. now I am fine.

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Thanks for the advice I will get it check

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