You are already suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy
. This suggests you must rule out other possible complications of diabetes by doing tests like serum creatinine
, 24 hour urine protein/creatinine, serum sodium, serum potassium, Liver function test, Dilated fundoscopy to rule out retinal complications, ECG, ECHO and if possible Treadmill test. If the swelling is due to kidney complication then your physician will have to take decision right away whether to continue the medications glipizide
or not. This is essential to avoid further problems. Bloated stomach might be due to the water retention in the body. Your doctor would like to titer the doses of your water tablet by monitoring your blood pressure. In short, yes, it can be related to each other. So please see a good physician or a good diabetologist
for a thorough check up. Wish you all the best.