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Mumbest

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Hi I'm my Dad's carer and he's type 1 but I'm looking for some advice so I'll be in the forums. Looking for help x
 

rebrascora

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Hi and welcome.
Is there anything in particular that you are needing help with? Feel free to ask here or start a new thread if you like.
Has your Dad been diagnosed long? How well is his diabetes managed?
Which insulins is he prescribed and does he have any technology to help manage his levels.... Freestyle Libre or an insulin pump?

Sorry lots of questions but the more we know the easier it is to give advice. :)
 

Mumbest

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Hi yes he was diagnosed about 7 years ago he manages it all by himself I don't know his regime as I want him to be independent until he can't manage. I would like advice re his painful feet, his nurse Dr just nod and that's it but it's really getting him down. Is there anything we can do to help him and are their shoes and slippers that can help. He said it's like treading on pebbles x
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @Mumbest

Sorry to hear about your Dad’s feet problems :(

Diabetes can cause damage to nerves called neuropathy which can cause painful and burning sensations in the legs and feet.

Do you know what sort of blood glucose levels your Dad generally sees day to day?

I think that elevated and erratic BG levels can trigger discomfort and a worsening of symptoms.

 

rebrascora

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Do you know how well or poorly he manages his BG levels. If he is not managing things well it will not help his feet. Basically high BG levels cause damage to the peripheral nerves and blood vessels and feet (and eyes) are particularly at risk. Improved diabetes control may help but it may be that permanent damage has occurred and is not reversible and pain management will be a necessary strategy. Has he been offered any medication for it.

I am not personally familiar with neuropathy but hopefully someone else will be able to advise
 

Mumbest

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His readings are quite high and he's set in his ways, having a read I think this is the problem but is there anything else anyone can suggest
 
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