The reason for pain in your big toes could be gout as well as peripheral neuropathy
due to uncontrolled diabetes
While gout and diabetes seem unrelated at first glance,there is strong interconnection between them.In patients with type II diabetes, uric acid levels in the blood can rise. Because diabetes contributes to poor circulation, the uric acid can build up in the extremities and gravitate to the joints, causing gout. Having diabetes can cause gout if the diabetes is poorly controlled.
Similarly this pain could be due to peripheral neuropathy due to uncontrolled diabetes.
The main risk factor for diabetic neuropathy
. The progression of neuropathy is dependent on the degree of glycemic control in diabetes. Duration of diabetes, age, cigarette smoking
, and hyperlipidemia
are also risk factors for diabetic neuropathy.
You are playing with fire by not being serious towards maintaing your blood sugar levels.
Diabetes is a multi organ disease and has affect on all the organs of body.
You must consult your doctor and get the proper investigations done and take appropriate treatment.
Take your insulin regularly.
Keep your sugar levels in tight control.
Observe dietary restriction and shed weight.
Quit smoking and marijuana and may take alcohol in very moderation.
Regular aerobic exercises.
Control your blood pressure and your lipid levels.
Take appropriate medicines for your peripheral neuropathy.
Remember uncontrolled diabetes leads to various future micro as well as macro vascular complications in future.