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What causes puffy eyes and swollen fingers while suffering from diabetes?

I have had type 2 diabetes for over 10 years. I am a male, 72, and am using insulin and victoza to manage my disease. Recently I started putting on a few pounds each week and have visible puffiness around my eyes and my fingers are swollen {puffy but no pain}. I look like I am retaining fluid. Any clues?
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

After going through your history, I would like to make a few clarifications from you whats your age and what about your present sugar level. If you are fifty plus and sugar is not controlled, then I would suggest you undergo KFT (kidney function test) so that the cause of your water retention could be tracked out.

From your history, it's very well evident that there must be some problem with the kidney so that you are retaining the water. So kindly go for the above test.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Medhavi Agarwal
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