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Burning sensation in foot

Dear Dr

I am diabetic type II taking metformin 500 with vitamin supplements.
H1AB 6.7
Fasting sugar 202
PP                142
Smoking 5 cigarette per day
Occasionally i have burning sensation on skin on foot and underneath the foot also unesay feeling

If B12 is taken the same is getting subsided

Pl guide
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231441 tn?1333896366

your fasting sugar is way to high.  Ideally your blood sugar should be less than 140 all the time and even better if it less than 120.  500  metformin is a low dose, so it could still be increased.  You may also focus on low carb eating and exercise / weight management.

You need to talk to your Dr about increasing your metformin or taking additional medications (increasing metformin, adding other oral meds or using low dose insulin).

If you are not able to reduce your blood sugar the burning pains (diabetic neuropathy) will likely progress and get worse.  You are also at risk for other diabetic complications.

Yes, B12 may help for a short while, but most important is getting your blood sugars under control.
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