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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.

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    if you think you have diabetes, go see a physician.....

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    for the love of (insert favorite deity) go see a doctor
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    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.
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    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
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    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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    jeebus, go to the damn doctor.
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    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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    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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