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What does swelling behind the legs indicate?

I think I may be diabetic but not sure. The past couple months my abdimon,back,legs,and feet have been swelling daily, to the extent that someimes my shirts fit too snug. Also, sometimes it is hard to get a deep breath. I don t have insurance so I can t afford any tests. I o however go to a doctor once a month and pay cash, just can t afford tests.I don t know what to do. Sometimes while eating, I get a really sweet taste in my mouth or sometimes really salty. I am scared and don t know what to do and not sure I can afford new meds. please help me
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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Hello,

It is very difficult for us to treat without any investigation and without proper history to come to a diagnosis.

If you think your symptoms are due to diabetes then you will have polyuria, polydipsia, fatigue are your common symptoms and you can treat diabetes with lifestyle modifications only.

Take frequent meals and eat less every time, 6 to 8 times per day can be taken, do regular exercise 30 minutes per day and you will be all healthy.

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

Regards,
Dr. Archana
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