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Diabetes and Foot Pain?
I am a newly diagnosed diabetic and I'm 45 years old. I am also fairly active as I am a HS football official. After the game on Friday night, I have pain in one or both my feet. In one foot, it's on the heel, on the other on the pad below my toes. It isn't always the same combination and sometimes it doesn't hurt at all.

I've been diagnosed with plantar faciatis (sp?) in one foot, but the pain doesn't feel like that. Could this be linked to my diabetes? Would those diabetic "circulation socks" help at all? Or am I just getting old?

Healing Oneself
HI THere

Here are some answers on diet and tips to help the healing process.

Diet: Proper diet is critical for both preventing and treating diabetes, especially Type II diabetes. One of the most important dietary precautions you can take is to eliminate all refined sugars and sugar products from your diet. Such products include refined sugar, corn syrup, cornstarch, dextrose, dextrin, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, lactose, malt, maltodextrin, maltose, mannitol, sorbitol, sorghum, sucrose, and xylitol. Honey, Maple syrup, Agaves or Chicory syrup must also be eliminated if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Also reduce or eliminate your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Remove fast food, refined foods, processed "junk" foods, soda, fried foods, and all products containing white flour. Choose quality protein snacks between meals, or soaked nuts, and fresh vegetables and vegetable only juices as between meal options.

To help your body better regulate blood glucose levels, also reduce your overall carbohydrate intake, replacing simple carbohydrates with complex carbohydrate foods. This means use whole flours and grains, beans, legumes, and fresh fiber-rich vegetables, rather than choosing to eat refined foods. Eating five to six small meals a day, instead of the traditional three larger meals, can also help balance blood sugar levels and prevent excessively high insulin spikes after eating. In addition, a vegetarian diet high in organic vegetables and complex whole grains, along with small intakes of whole fruit that contains seeds or pits, rather than fruit juice, has also been found to be helpful for many people suffering from Type II diabetes. Jerusalem artichoke is another food that can help diabetics control blood sugar levels. A diet rich in healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive, raw virgin coconut butter and high lignin flax seed oil also supports you in maintaining level and stable blood sugar levels.

Many Type II diabetes patients fare well on a diet that consist of 55 to 60 percent complex carbohydrates, 15 to 20 percent protein (with a minimum of 45 grams of protein per day), and 20 to 25 percent healthy fats. In addition, you should increase your fiber intake to a daily level of 40 to 50 grams of fiber, with 10 to 15 grams of soluble fiber. High-fiber foods like beans and whole grains can be added slowly, perhaps at a rate of one serving per week, along with an increase in your intake of pure, filtered water.

Quick Action Plan for Diabetes

1. Be aware for early signs of blood sugar problems. Have the proper yearly tests performed.

2. Keep in mind that the goal of diabetic treatment and self-care is to restore blood sugar levels close to normal and to correct related metabolic disorders. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by eating small, frequent meals throughout the day that emphasize fresh, organic foods that are low on the glycemic scale, such as raw and lightly steamed vegetables, low sugar whole fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes, yams, wild fish, poultry, lean cuts of beef, bison meal lamb or veal.

3. Minimize or eliminate your intake of simple carbohydrates and all sugars, as well as tobacco and processed "junk foods." In addition, reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Both alcohol and caffeine could be enjoyed on special occasions, rather than daily or even weekly habits.

4. Remain hydrated; drinking adequate quantities of pure water is essential for all aspects of your health.

5. Engage in regular light exercise and stress reduction because they are keys to maintaining lower levels of blood sugar.

6. Consider supplementing with nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, chromium, magnesium, potassium, essential fatty acids, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and vanadium. Stabilized rice bran supplements can also be helpful.

7. Herbs such as astragalus, bitter melon, fenugreek, garlic, ginseng, Gymnema sylvestre, and huerque can also provide significant benefits.

8. If you have already developed Type I or Type II diabetes, combine the above self-care natural cures with professional care from a holistically oriented physician or other alternative health care practitioner. Particularly useful professional care therapies for treating and preventing diabetes include chelation therapy, food allergy testing, parasite testing and if necessary, cleansing, oxygen therapy, and professional dietary and nutritional counseling. Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine can also be helpful.

9. Prevention, if you are pre-disposed and managing a diabetic condition, is a life-long commitment. By committing to the guidelines above, you can significantly improve your symptoms, and, if you suffer from Type II diabetes, quite possibly reverse them altogether. Implementing diet and lifestyle changes can help improve your energy levels, and your confidence in your ability to experience greater health.

Best of health to you

yes you are getting old, we all are. But I would send you the contacts of my pharmacist or at least give you the link he sent to me, just ask, There is hope for diabetes, nancy

Check your blood sugar level and you might have nerve damage.See a doctor just in cause.

It could be Diabetic Nerve Pain. Nerve pain can be one of the most severe, intense forms of pain that people feel. People often describe nerve pain as a burning, stabbing, shooting pain. Or, uncomfortable numbness and tingling sensations. Nerve pain is the result of damage to your nerves. And, it is not uncommon, especially among Diabetics. Two of the most common types of nerve pain are Diabetic Nerve Pain and Pain after Shingles.
Diabetic Nerve Pain is a result of Diabetes. More than 18 million Americans have Diabetes. And, up to half of them suffer from some type of nerve damage. In some of these people, the nerve damage causes pain. If you have nerve pain, you may find things such as dressing, walking,or even just lying down uncomfortable. I am almost finished. No, this is not a copy and paste article from the Web. Diabetic nerve pain is known as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy or DPN. It is often found in people with Diabetes who have high blood sugar levels over time.
Symptoms: tingling in the feet,ankles, and hands. Stabbing, shooting,or burning pain in the feet or hands that gets worse at night. Pain when wearing shoes or standing.
There is a relatively new medicine available for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. The medication is called Lyrica. The best advice would be to seek the advice of an Endocrinologist that specializes in conditions such as Diabetes. The circulation socks do help by improving the blood flow to your lower extremities ( legs and feet). Here's a web:
I hope that this helps and Good Luck.

There are some good answers to this question here. In addition, please read this article for more information on diabetic neuropathy.


da d
Getting old doesn't cause these problems!
If you came to see me about this, I would have a lot more questions about what other symptoms you are experiencing, blood sugar control and a pile of other things. If you have a diagnosis of plantar fascitis, how long you have been diagnosed with that and what has been done so far to treat that.Another series of questions would relate to foot care and what is being done in this area.
If it is pain after a game, it sounds like it is more likely a repetitive strain injury than related to diabetes.
Do you have sensory deficits in the hands and feet? If so, you may be a candidate for seamless socks.
I would suggest you locate a Pedorthist and seek advice about your symptoms. It is likely that something can be done to help you.
The Pedorthic Footwear Association at www.pedorthics.org can help you find somone near you if you are in the USA.

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