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worriedgirl
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   Posted 6/30/2012 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
So our power went out last night from storms. I was leaving bedroom to bathroom and stubbed my toe, not my bad one and now hurts and swollen and purple. I think either I sprained or broke it. Do I need to worry being a diabetic or will it be ok to wait til Thursday when I go to my foot dr
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   Posted 6/30/2012 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ice it to help with the swelling, keep it elevated as much as possible. Usually the treatment is to tape it tightly to the neighboring toe - two strips of tape around both toes - so you can do this yourself if you want to.
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LanieG
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   Posted 6/30/2012 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch, as if you haven't had enough going on with your feet!  I also broke my toe years ago when I walked into a wall during the night trying to answer the phone.  The doctor told me what Judy said and also that I could break a tongue depressor in half and put it under the toe and then wrap it up with the neighbor toe with the tongue depressor under the broken toe.  Nowadays you can find some helpful products at Walgreens in their section that has those finger guards and ankle wraps, etc.
 
Sorry you're having this stream of bad luck!
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 6/30/2012 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have two bumps on the knuckle of toe and it gets darker. Do I have to worry about infection. Should I call my dr Monday
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

LanieG
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   Posted 6/30/2012 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I think if the skin is broken and it's bleeding, like it looks like the skin is cut, then it would probably be a good idea to have a medical person look at it because you don't want it to get infected.  If the skin is intact, I don't think you would have to worry about infection but what about the big toes that you had surgery on?  Did you also hurt them?  The darker skin is probably bruises.
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 6/30/2012 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It's feeling numb yet hurts does thAt make sense
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

worriedgirl
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   Posted 6/30/2012 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
And no my big toes weren't hurt thank god
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

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   Posted 7/1/2012 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
How is the toe?  Maybe to ease your mind, you could go to a Minor Med place and have it looked at today?  When looking online, I found that most of the sites said to stabilize the toe by wrapping it to the neighboring toe and to wear hard-soled shoes that don't bend, like flip-flops.  I know it's painful.  When I broke my toe, it was hard walking on it and it took a few weeks to finally stop hurting.
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 7/1/2012 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The toe hurts and the ibprofin is making my sugar go high not to mention with no power it's hard to eat diabetic friendly. Can't wait for power so my sugar doesn't keep going up and no more pain
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

worriedgirl
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   Posted 7/7/2012 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My toe is not broken but stubbed bad so that's good news and not as painful.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

LanieG
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   Posted 7/7/2012 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
That is good news!  Did you go to the doctor?  Do you have your power back?
Lanie

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 7/11/2012 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
yes i went thursday to the doctor. our power came back on monday afternoon and then went out for two hour sfriday after i went grocery shopping on thursday but luckily i didnt lose any. i am now soaking the big toe on my left foot in water and vinegar because it is red and sore. i am worried about infection. i called my foot doctor at 8 am and had no response by 4 and so i had to call them back. i have to call them tomorrow morning at 830 to let the nurse know if it is still red and if it is i have to go back to the doctors. i cant win for losing i swear.
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
ADD-diagnosed 2010
Diabetes- diagnosed 3-29-2012. only using low fat and low carb diet and metformin 500 mg a day. half at lunch and half at dinner

LanieG
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   Posted 7/11/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about this.  Hang in there. 
Lanie

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