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Suggest treatment for type 2 diabetes

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Posted on Mon, 7 Apr 2014
Question: Dear sir my father is suffering from type 2 diabetes and having cold feeling in his foot, can u pls explain the reason and treatment for this cold feeling also suggest a doctor in nagpur
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Possibility of diabetic neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and i have understood your concern Long standing diabetes, specially if not well controlled can affect various organ systems like Nerves, Kidneys and eyes etc and cause symptoms related to these. Cold feeling in the feet could be due to involvement of the autonomic nervous system due to raised blood sugar/uncontrolled blood augar. I would advice that you see an endocrinologist or follow it up with your endocrinologist regarding strict control and monitoring of blood sugar. If I was your treating doctor I would have added a Vit B12 supplement. Vit B12 (Methylcobalamin) is helpful in preventing and reversing early nerve involvement coupled with strict blood sugar control. Gabapentin/Pregabalin is also said to be useful in diabetic neuropathy. Hope this information helps you regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (44 hours later)
Dear sir pls suggest a brand name for Vit B12 tablet of suitable mcg.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Possibility of diabetic neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hi. Cap. XXXXXXX M 75 twice daily. regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Brief Answer: Possibility of diabetic neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and i have understood your concern Long standing diabetes, specially if not well controlled can affect various organ systems like Nerves, Kidneys and eyes etc and cause symptoms related to these. Cold feeling in the feet could be due to involvement of the autonomic nervous system due to raised blood sugar/uncontrolled blood augar. I would advice that you see an endocrinologist or follow it up with your endocrinologist regarding strict control and monitoring of blood sugar. If I was your treating doctor I would have added a Vit B12 supplement. Vit B12 (Methylcobalamin) is helpful in preventing and reversing early nerve involvement coupled with strict blood sugar control. Gabapentin/Pregabalin is also said to be useful in diabetic neuropathy. Hope this information helps you regards