Diabetes

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Hi, I am 62 years old, and in the past 5 months I have noticed that my urine was quite foamy and I have started to get tingling and hot sensations at the bottom of my feet’s at night, looking on line it points out to diabetes as one of the causes, fair enough I have had blood test and my glucose level was 191, where is my urine was 500.

I have started to take some medicine and watching my diet, 3 weeks later my glucose level is down to 110, I am wondering how long does it takes for the hot sensations to disappear and or the foamy urine?

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    191 down to 110 is great progress. Of course, just a little more reduction would still be good. You mention diet, but not exercise, and exercise is the other half of it, and doctors seldom give it the weight they should. What kind of exercise are you getting? Simple walking can be amazingly effective, walk a mile or so two or three times a day. Bet that could lower your BG another 10, 15 points within a week. Also, how many carbs per meal are you eating now? Maybe try a few less.

    About the urine - can't say. It's a good thing, if you're excreting some sugar. Maybe going full keto would clear it up, but maybe it just doesn't matter. Also, drink a bit more water, and that will dilute it, if nothing else.

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      Thanks, Unfortunately just gone trough a prostate reduction, so cant do too much of excise yet, nevertheless i plan to start walking once I am better.

      As i have never had any issues before, i simply cut the white bread, meat, fat, sugar, rice etc, lots of salads, chicken and fish,

      Any idea of the hot sensations under my feet ?

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      Standard care for diabetes also includes (a) a trip to the ophthalmologist for a full exam, and (b) a trip to the podiatrist because of common problems down there.

      Unfortunately I don't know much about the foot side, my feet seem fine and I skipped that part, but I guess it would fall under "peripheral neuropathy". I'm not sure what they do about it, as long as it's mild, maybe give you some good advice and maybe some blood pressure meds to help improve circulation. But you might want to make that trip to a podiatrist.

      Back on the exercise, it IS IMPORTANT. Maybe you can look into some mild upper-body exercise with small weights, until you're fully mobile again. Indeed just increased activity may help with the feet, too.

      And back on the diet, start learning to do a real "carb count", most packaged foods are now labelled (in the US), and there are sites where you can look up bulk foods. You're probably doing the right thing already, but numbers really help - in some cases they let you eat more than you thought was OK! For example whole fruit is generally acceptable and maybe even helpful.

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    Sounds like the start of nueropathy,main thing is to stop its progression by keeping the blood sugars under control. Hopefully it also will get rid of the nueropthy all together if you control the sugars.

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