Numbness and burning toe in diabetic patient.
Hello, I am 47 years old male. I got diagnosed with diabetes 2 years back. My feet have become more and more numb. Recently, I have been getting burning pain in my toes as well. What is going on? What can I do? Is it a thing to worry about?
@relda Hello, it is better to consult a doctor as It appears you have been developing diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes often develop nerve damage caused by high sugar levels and decreased blood flow. The nerve damage is initially temporary but may become permanent if the blood sugar levels are not well controlled. Peripheral nerve damage often results in numbness, tingling, burning pain, and lack of sensation. Treating diabetic neuropathy is tight glucose control to prevent the worsening of the symptoms. In addition, medication can be prescribed to treat the symptoms such as pain and numbness. Your primary care physician will be able to review your blood tests and prescribe the optimal medications to control your diabetes and your symptoms.