Diabetes - Type 2 Community
Type 2 diabetes and foot sores
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, depression, diabetic complications, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, islet cell transplantation, diabetes nutrition, parenting a diabetic child, gestational diabetes, and insulin pump therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Type 2 diabetes and foot sores

I am getting these dark red blister looking things on my right foot only. They show up several at time, usually on the sides of my foot and in the arch. They are hard and don't seem to have any fluid in them. One day it will show up and in a week it will go away and there will be lots of dry skin to peel away. Now on the right side of my right foot there is a place the size of a nickel that must have been dark red at one time and now the skin has come off. Its hard for me to get to that side of my foot due to my weight but if i stretch my leg out I can see it. Well, last night I saw that it was like a patch of dry skin and it was like a couple of layers of skin had been removed and the "inside" of the spot had a red tint to it, like sunburn, not like a red blister, but it is sore. It never happens on my left foot. Do you know what this might be and how I should treat it? My friends daddy had diabetes and had a sore on his foot and later in life he had to have his legs amputated. This scares me. I have a doctors appointment in about 2 weeks, and will ask him then, but was wondering if I could get some advice here until then. Thank you.
Blank
141598_tn?1355675363
I didn't see mentioned in your post if you have type 2 diabetes or not, or what you are doing to control and manage it if you do. Diabetics are much more prone to blister or callus formation, which generally starts as a warm or red spot. Unit you see your doctor see if this link provides helpful tips
http://tinyurl.com/foot-blister-treatment
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
141598_tn?1355675363
I didn't see mentioned in your post if you have type 2 diabetes or not, or what you are doing to control and manage it if you do. Diabetics are much more prone to blister or callus formation, which generally starts as a warm or red spot. Unit you see your doctor see if this link provides helpful tips
http://tinyurl.com/foot-blister-treatment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Oh, I am sorry for not providing all the information. I have type II diabetes and I take Metformin 500 mg 2x a day. I have been eating correctly since diagnosed 1 year ago and have lost 100 pounds. Thank you for the link.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Oh weird, I have 2 accounts here. I didn't know I had the other. Sorry.
Blank
141598_tn?1355675363
No need to apologize. Just be sure to always use only one so we know who we're conversing with. Good luck with the blister.


Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
5891459_tn?1400035507
Blank
ross1112 uploaded new photos
Jul 26
5314819_tn?1371280997
Blank
Diabetes tracker
Jul 26 by Mike_Regan6
9435730_tn?1403758599
Blank
jessika_thomas added the Weight Tracker
Jul 23
Diabetes - Type 2 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Diabetes Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
diabetes86
MA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA