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Need advice on diabetes

New to diabetes - can anybody tell me if they have experienced a rash of red blotches on my legs and feet - it is like under the skin, it is not itchy - it comes and goes - appears out of nowwhere - I get double vision and often need to go to the loo loads of times, waiting to see the diabetic nurse but am seeing the doctor tomorrow feel like I need to get urgent treatment now as I get the shakes and once I take sugar it calms down - can anybody give me advice - thanks

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Welcome to the group. What did your doctor say about the blotches? Are you being given cream? Do you have pain near the blotches on the feet?

Please check out the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation. The website is drwf.org.uk/diabetes-leaflets

The leaflets are free. Please check out the Diabetes and how it effects my feet. It can be downloaded, listened to and read.

Hope this helps.


Hi norahbpat. I'm so sorry to hear you are experiencing these things. They all sound like the classic symptoms of diabetes. The raised levels of glucose in your bloodstream are making you more prone to infections like the skin blotching and often thrush for ladies. You will be going to the loo lots because, presumably you are drinking a lot more water. This is because your body is trying to flush out the excess glucose. These raised levels of glucose and water intake can affect your vision too, as the shape of the eyeball changes when it because flushed with fluid.

Are you already on medication? Have you been diagnosed as Type 1 or Type 2?

I hope the doctor and nurse have been able to helps since you posted here and you are feeling much better.

Let us know how you are getting on.

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