I have a 20 year old daughter who is over weight. She keeps complaning that she can't feel anything in her feet. That they are always numb. Does this mean that she has diabetes. Both of her grandmothers have it, on my side and her fathers side. My brother has diabetes and so does her grandfather on her father's side.
The numbness caused by diabetes usually occurs after a long duration and/or very poorly controlled diabetes. It is unlikely(though not impossible) that your daughter has this without having other symptoms or a prior diagnosis of diabetes. She should certainly be examined by a doctor, if not a neurologist then her primary physician, to see if indeed her feet are without sensation ON TESTING(which is quite different from subjective feeling of them being numb). If you do have concerns for diabetes given her weight and family history, the best way is to get her bloodwork done at a doctor's visit.You can also buy a small meter at the drugstore and check it youself as well.
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