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Taking insulin for diabetes, done tests. Delayed healing of hematoma excision from ankle joint. Advice?

my name is kurian.i am 76 years old man .having diabetic since 40 years on insulin human mixtard 36 unit am.24 unit blood investigation results are such cholesetrol,serum - 196mg/dl urea , plasma - 104mg/dl creatinine ,serum - 2.6mg/dl sodeum,serum - 132mEq/L pottasium,serum - 5.7mEq/L at present i am resting because of delay healing of an small heamotoma exeision on sol of my ankle joint and suffering from numness of both legs and discolouration of my feet kindly seeking your adwise
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Your kidneys have been severely affected due to diabetes. Your glomerular filtration rate is 24ml/min/m2. This means that you have Stage 4 chronic kidney disease. I would suggest you see a nephrologist urgently as this requires immediate treatment.
The numbness of the legs can also be due to diabetes affecting the nerves. The discoloration also needs to be examined to find out the cause.
Please see a physician urgently.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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