Gerri is right ,it may not be due to diabetes but it is a lot more scarier. If I get a cut ,it takes longer to heal and longer to clear up infections . Diabetes is the leading cause of amputation of lower extremities . Even a simple infection for a diabetic can lead to complacations (I’m not sure if there is a simple infection for a diabetic) . A cut or a scrape on the foot of a diabetic that is infected is more likely to become gangrene .
But in my case I’m totally unaware of any cut or scrape . I went to bed that night with nothing wrong and woke up with the toe doubled in size and beet red throbbing like a tooth ache .I think even a non diabetic would find that a little on the scary side.
It doesn’t matter if the cause was diabetes or not but we better treat it like diabetes is an important issue in the out come!