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Suggest treatment for cold feeling in foot of a diabetic

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Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2016
Question: My feet often get cold and can't get warm. They look mottled blue color. Also don't have as much sensitivity as normal. I've been checked for artery blockage and it was normal. I have diabetes but it has been under good control for the last six years. My a1c has been 5.2.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your symptoms, and based on that, we need to exclude a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. In this condition, the nerves of skin and autonomic nerves usually have dysfunction, leading to temperature changes and loss of sensation.

The diagnosis can be confirmed by doing nerve conduction studies. We need to check the vitamin B12 levels, as a deficiency of B12 can cause similar symptoms.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
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Brief Answer: Symptoms are suggestive of peripheral neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you. I have noted your symptoms, and based on that, we need to exclude a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. In this condition, the nerves of skin and autonomic nerves usually have dysfunction, leading to temperature changes and loss of sensation. The diagnosis can be confirmed by doing nerve conduction studies. We need to check the vitamin B12 levels, as a deficiency of B12 can cause similar symptoms. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in