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posted 05-24-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cookie monster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,

Just wondering: I posted about my condition on the "foot problems" forum & got a reply about it *possibly* being a sign of diabetes?????

'cos for a few years now, the bottom of both feet tend to peel off at times, each round enough to fill an adult clenched fist. I'm fine, with no medical problems whatsoever (well, mebbie not 100% but close).

Can someone tell me if that is so? THANKS.

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posted 05-29-2002 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lady^     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi. I'm the one that posted about diabetes on the foot board. My father was diabetic (as am I) and his feet and hands were always peeling badly and his doctor said that it had to do with poor circulation from the disease. I wasn't trying to scare you or freak you out with my other post, but it is something to consider. Your best bet would be to get a full checkup from a doctor to find out exactly what the problem is as it could be a fungus or something else.

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posted 06-12-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whisper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi iv had diabetes for 36 years and im typ 1, diabetes are surposed to wash there feet every night without fail, which cant be done all the time, the skins comes of my feet, the reason for that is because your feet is very dry, the doctor told me to file it all of then aply cream to your feet, every night as many times as you can, and my feet are doing great now try it you havent got nothing to lose

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