Foot tingling

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Recently I am having tingling (pins and needles ??) on the insteps of my feet. I wonder is it due to diabetes and how it can be cured or minimized.

I look forward to suggestions.

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    It could be Noel; how long have you been a ?T1D? I have had numb feet - only the balls near my toes - for at least 10 of my 19 years as a T1D.  Not getting worse, yet. as for you dear man, obviously improve your detailed control of blood sugars and do some running and cycling. How long does the tingling last, and is it at the same time of day?.

    Good luck with other replies. Brian Thomas

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    That's neuropathy so you need to monitor your blood sugar. This happens to me and I take long walks to bring down my blood sugar. Be careful these are warning signs. Are you taking medicine for diabetes ?

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      Bori, I am grateful to you.

      There seems agreement that I  have neuropathy. I test my blood sugar regularly, but I will be more careful in what I eat and try to walk more, I do not take medication for diabetes, but massage my feet for the tingling with cream, e.g. Eurax (Crotamiton).

      Have you any suggestions for curing/minimizing the neuropathy?

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    Are you definitely diagnosed as a diabetic? If so what medication are you on - just tablets or insulin as well? I am presuming you have  a diabetes health professional. If so, you need to make an appointment ASAP as you probably have diabetic neuropathy.
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      gill70346, Thanks.

      I am diagnosed with diabetes, but am not on medication, but test my glucose levels.I see health professionals, and get conflicting opinions. I think I have neuropathy, probably due to diabetes,

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    Taffytom (Brian Thomas), many thanks.

    I have type 2 diabetes and watch my blood sugars, rarely above 7.I used to hill walk and cycle, but now have osteoarthritis and walk  regularly, but slowly,  for about 40 minutes per day.

    The tingling is most noticeable  at night and wakes me up at times. I use a cream, e.g. Eurax (Crotamiton).

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    Whenever you feel that tingling check your blood sugar right then. Most likely a sugar spike. I get them after I eat more than I should especially at night. I drink a lot of water and walk. Helps big ! Blood. sugar reading 246 after walk 140.
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    Bori,

    many thanks.

    I will take your advice.

    Drinking water may help.

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