My husband hasjust been diagnoised as type II diabities. It took the month of June to get his sugar down to 120 to 75 daily, with takng an injection 64 units once daily between his sugar pill. Recently his feet have been swelling alot & is having joint pain along with the swelling. Can you point us in the right direction as to what maybe causing this? He has all so been sleeping alot an complains of being very tired, what could be causing this all so?
There are many possible causes of both the swelling and the sleepiness so it is tough to narrow it down just based in this forum.
People with diabetes can have some foot/led swelling as a results of changes in their blood vessels, and this is troublesome but not dangerous. Other more concerning causes include gout(especially given his joint pains), infections and heart problems.
The sleepiness can be from a variety of factors, including too low or too high blood sugars, poor nighttime sleep, sleep apnea, medication side effects and heart problems.
You should arrange for a follow up appt with your husband's doctor soon because it will take full in-person visit to figure out the causes.
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