Hi all. I'm brand new to this site. I've had type 1 for 32 yrs. I have been diagnosed with a few complications - neuropathy in my feet, cataracts (newly diagnosed - just watching for now), kidney disease (but it's been stable for a long time), hypertension, high cholesterol, retinopathy. I also have Psoriatic arthritis.
But, by far, my most limiting problem is weakness in my legs that makes it impossible for me to any longer walk more than a few blocks. Some days it's impossible for me to grocery shopping. I can no longer walk my dog. I can't do any exercise involving walking. It's impossible for me to stand for more than 10 minutes. Does anyone else have this problem? My doctors have been unable to figure out the cause, although, I'm in nursing school, and may have recently figured out my problem. I think I have peripheral artery disease. All of my symptoms seem to fit. I need to ask my doctor at my next appt. to check for this.
Does anyone else have PAD, and if so, what are your symptoms, and does it cause weakness and pain so bad from your buttocks and thighs that you can no longer walk long distances? Was there any treatment that worked for you? Thanks!