I am a long-time Type 1 diabetic (dx at age 12, 41 now). I have been very blessed to be without complications most of that time. Lately, though, some things have been cropping up - I have an endo appt scheduled, but I can’t get in to see her until August 15th.
This summer (and I believe it happened last summer too), I have been having a lot of problems with my ankles swelling - particularly my right ankle and leg, though it happens on the left too. More severe on humid days and when I sit a lot. My right foot has also been a little discolored, not bad, but noticeable. I’m suspecting circulation problems, especially since I have been having problems with Diabetic stiff hand as well. Anyone have this problem, and able to suggest some ways of relief?
About a year ago, I started a walking program, which I stepped up about 6 months ago. Do about 3 miles 3-4 times a week and cross train on alternate days. Been watching the salt and drinking mostly water, though I allow myself one cup of coffee in the morning. Diabetes control was not the best until about the last 6 months or so. The hands provided a big wake-up call!