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numb heels

Lately I've been waking up with numb heels. It feels like I walked and stood for a long time. It only appears when i wake up/early in the morning. Is this diabetes?

I'm 22 years old and of normal weight for my height (5'8'' ish 145 lbs). I think i got something like this when I lifts some weights at the gym since I lift barefoot but its been 5 months since i went to the gym (I went to another country) though I had this occasional walks wearing a topsider kind of shoes without socks so its kindda hard on the heels.

So is this diabetes or some kind of minor heel injury?
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additional info: i slept in the afternoon and the feeling is there when i wake up although its a little mild unlike in the morning
1711789 tn?1361308007
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Hi there!

Loss of sensation or numbness need not always occur secondary to diabetes. Other possibilities of neuropathy that may need to be considered include nutrient deficiencies, metabolic issues, injuries/ trauma, metabolic causes, heavy metal poisoning, medication side effect etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Hi there,
Do you drink soft drinks daily? Two cans of soda  a day? Then you have a 60% chance of being a diabetic 2 patient. Even you are only 22 years of age. The next step to me is
To find out if you are diabetic or not, to me, the most inexpensive and quickest way is purchasing a A1C self-test kit called A1C NOW made by Bayer available at WalMart or Walgreeen for about $29.90. This kit is very accurate and simply follow the instruction voila in 5 minutes, the result is in front of you. Good luck
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