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What is the treatment for daibetic patients who are unable to walk properly ?

Dr Namaskar. I want to know what is the line of treatment for Diabetic patients who are unable to walk properly due to effect of diabetes on lower limbs/feet/ decreased blood supply. My mother aged 65 is known patient of uncontrolled DM since 10 years with neuropathy . Now, there is limited mobility as she feels difficult to walk after a few metersonly. Please advise accordingly. AAAA,son of the patient, 0000.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Aug 2012
Hi there.

For your mother ergometric or upper body exercises are best. Please see a PMR doctor who is into diabetes foot related speciality. NOT A PODIATRIST PLEASE. If you do not have any physical medicine rehabilitation specialist, then make sure she moves her upper and lower arms while sitting on a chair, while lying on a back. A lot of muscular exercise is possible eventhough a person does not walk. This can not only help her for diabetes but for cardiovascular risk reduction also.
Get back to me for any further related query/ guidance.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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