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Severe burning feet, numbness. High blood sugar. Remedy?

Please I need help very very badly. My mother is suffering from severe burning feet to the point that she no longer functions. It s as if someone has put her feet in a frying pan and she cant take them out. This all started a year ago when the tips of her toes began to grow numb and then they started to burn. Since then it has spread all the way back her heels and is now starting to move into her calves. We have tried every home remedy, pain medicines, and asked many people for help. Her family doctor has done nothing to help and will not send her to a specailist but her insurence is not excepted by any other doctors in the area... By the claims of this doctor she has diabetes but then medicine is not helping and her blood sugar levels are only at 101. I m no doctor but isn t that normal? I am very sorry for this long paragraph but please bare with me. I am an 18 year old but I am very desperate to help my sick mother...She s the only thing I have...
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
the hot or burning sensation she is experiencing is not rare in diabetes patients. It constitutes part of the neurologic complications of diabetes called diabetic neuropathy. Treatment usually ranges from a good glucose level control, blood tests and clinical evaluation to exclude some micronutrient defficiencies that could have same symptoms and neuroleptics. Some anti epileptic drugs are used and usually give some relief.
Would advise you to meet your diabetologisgt/internist for these drugs to be prescribed or visit a neurologist. Remember that a good and keen glucose level monitoring is key in avoiding aggravation or setting in of other microvascular or small vessel cpmplications of diabetes.
Thanks and hope this helps, best regards.
Luchuo, MD
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Your mother is suffering from peripheral neuropathy.
While the most common causes for peripheral neuropathy are diabetes,alcohol and VIT B 12 deficiency,the other uncommon causes include drug induced,kidney failure,syphilis,AIDS,rheumatoid arthritis,GULLAIN BARRE SYNDROME etc.
Many times there is no cause found for neuropathy and then it is termed as idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.
I can't say whether your mother is a diabetic or not.
I would advise you to consult a neurologist and get a complete investigation done to find he cause.
Treatment would depend upon finding the cause and then rectifying it.
Normally employed treatments are
Injections of VIT B 12
Tricyclics antidepressants 
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