Diabetes Expert Forum
numbness in feet
About This Forum:

Questions in the Diabetes forum are answered by medical professionals. Topics covered include Type 2 Diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, diabetes and heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia, diabetes and pregnancy, diabetes and vision problems, diabetes and wound healing, diabetic complications, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and insulin.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

numbness in feet

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.  
Related Discussions
291531_tn?1193614293
Hi,
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.

Good luck and take care.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
5289563_tn?1366052034
Cathleen Zoretic, RNBlankBlank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
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