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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 6/21/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -7) I don't have enough crap to deal with!! I just started my 4 shots of insulin a day a little over a week far so good. my levels are going down drastically and I actually feel better...but now I have this "issue". My feet are swollen....pretty bad. My toes look like link sausages and my feet feel really tight. Could this be caused by the insulin?

Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes

Methadone 120 mg. X daily
Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Metformin ER 500 mg. X 2 @ bedtime
Novolin 50-0-50-50
Novolin R 0-50-0-0

That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 6/21/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Using insulin would not cause your feet to swell - at least I've never heard or read anything to that effect.

Poor circulation, dehydration, heart problems, medicinal side effect, and many more reasons could cause the swelling. With all you've got going on, me, you might want to call your doc.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

Wheelchair Bound
Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 6/29/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
You don't want to wind up pushing yourself around in a wheelchair like I must do since both my legs were amputated far above my knees because of my diabetus and circulation problems.  shakehead A wheelchair and no legs is no fun at all even if your used to it like I am. Take care of yourself now, don't neglect yourself as I did for quite a few years.
Wheelchair Bound/Legless Linda/Linda
Double leg amputee from diabetes and circulation problems. Legally blind, low vision problems.

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