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    Hi everyone. I apologize for starting two threads in one day, but as we speak I'm laying in bed and my feet feel like they are on fire. I've also had large blisters on both feet for about a month now which aren't open sores, but they still don't look totally healed. I'm really becoming concerned that I might have diabetes, which is a realization I haven't wanted to face for quite some time.

    I notice the burning feeling becomes extremely acute when I cheat with large amounts of sugar. I was hoping if I could get pretty strict with primal, I could avoid seeing a CW doctor who would put me on all kinds of medication/insulin which may not really be healthy. But now I'm becoming very concerned and frightened. If anyone has any advice, I can't tell you how much I'd appreciate it.

    Sorry for any typos - I'm doing this on an iPhone.

  • #2
    if you think you have diabetes, go see a physician.....

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    • #3
      for the love of (insert favorite deity) go see a doctor
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
      lol

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      • #4
        Go see a doctor and get diagnosed before you lose a foot to gangrene. It's like posting to the Internet that your house is on fire. We're of no help here.
        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

        "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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        • #5
          If you really dont want to see a doctor, You can buy the blood tester kits over the counter to track your blood sugar levels.
          Track several times dayly to see whats going on.

          That wont tell you if something else is causing it though

          Also if you go to a dr, they cant make you take any meds you dont want to take
          Last edited by DinoHunter; 04-11-2013, 03:27 AM.
          Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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          • #6
            The first thing that comes to mind is that you could have a staph infection. If that's what it is, it can be quite serious and it won't get better if you don't go get treated. It doesn't even matter if it's diabetes or staph or whatever, if it's been going on this long and won't heal, you need to get in to see a doctor before things get worse. That's far more unhealthy than any medication the doctor might give you.

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            • #7
              doctor

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              • #8
                jeebus, go to the damn doctor.
                As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                Ernest Hemingway

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                • #9
                  Go to the doctor - like, yesterday. Catching it ASAP and making the appropriate changes is really important. My dad was lucky to find out he had diabetes through a routine blood test, before he had strong observable symptoms - looking back on it, it's obvious he had some symptoms, but they weren't severe yet and it might have been years before he'd gotten them checked. He was able to avoid medication and treat it with diet and exercise for years because of that - many type 2 diabetics don't need insulin at all, and you can sometimes avoid medication for a long time if you take proper care of yourself.

                  In addition to problems with foot pain and circulation issues, other things you notice with diabetes coming on are unexplained weight-loss, vision and/or attention issues, short temper, really bad thirst.

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                  • #10
                    If you have a doctor, see your doctor.

                    If you don't have a doctor, go to a walk-in clinic.

                    If there isn't a walk-in clinic, go to the ER.

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                    • #11
                      See someone today.

                      I volunteer in a free clinic. We sent a diabetic with a nonhealing ulcer straight to the ER yesterday. I am praying he doesn't lose his lower leg.

                      Go today. If you truly have an emergency, they will see you. If you cannot pay, they will work with you.

                      Go.

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                      • #12
                        You ever seen the movie "Saw"? That could take care of that foot problem.

                        In all seriousness it sounds like some sort of infection. Could be anything since we can't examine or order blood work from across the interwebs.
                        Last edited by Neckhammer; 04-11-2013, 09:40 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KT79 View Post
                          unexplained weight-loss, vision and/or attention issues, short temper, really bad thirst.
                          Don't forget acanthosis nigricans.
                          That can shows up before it progresses to diabetes.

                          Dark velvety patches on your neck, groin, and pits

                          They aren't normal. Usually they mean you're insulin resistant.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ForgotMyOldUsername View Post
                            Hi everyone. I apologize for starting two threads in one day, but as we speak I'm laying in bed and my feet feel like they are on fire. I've also had large blisters on both feet for about a month now which aren't open sores, but they still don't look totally healed. I'm really becoming concerned that I might have diabetes, which is a realization I haven't wanted to face for quite some time.

                            I notice the burning feeling becomes extremely acute when I cheat with large amounts of sugar. I was hoping if I could get pretty strict with primal, I could avoid seeing a CW doctor who would put me on all kinds of medication/insulin which may not really be healthy. But now I'm becoming very concerned and frightened. If anyone has any advice, I can't tell you how much I'd appreciate it.

                            Sorry for any typos - I'm doing this on an iPhone.
                            You need to see a doctor, ASAP. If you have diabetes pronounced enough that you have peripheral neuropathy, you're playing with nasty stuff like amputation, blindness and even death. My step-children's grandmother died of complications from diabetes at a fairly young age. It's unnecessary. Refusing to go to the doctor is understandable- as long as you don't *know* you have diabetes you can remain in denial...but you do know there's a problem. Get your butt to the doctor. If it's type II, then perhaps as you modify your diet to Primal you will resolve it but for now if you have diabetes you need medical treatment.
                            High Weight: 225
                            Weight at start of Primal: 189
                            Current Weight: 174
                            Goal Weight: 130

                            Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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                            • #15
                              Well you all scared the crap out of me sufficiently enough that I practically ran to my school's on-site doctor. They looked at the blisters and said it wasn't diabetes, but I insisted they test further, and a urine test came back negative.

                              So that's a relief. They also took blood to check for any weird inflammatory diseases, but mostly they think it's probably poor shoes/sensitive feet/possibly fungal.

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