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Is tingling and numbness in the toes and feet dangerous?

I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 about six months ago. I am on the lowest dosage of medication and have lost about 20 pounds, bringing my weight down to almost what it should be. However, I have been experiencing tingling and numbness on my toes and feet, especially if it is chilly at night and my feet feel cold. During the day I am fine. My doctor says it might be from a medication I take for cholesterol, but I think my problem is related to the diabetes. What can I do to make my feet feel better? I do not have any pain or burning, just tingling and numbness which goes away during the day.

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It could be a sign of diabetic peripheral neuropathy of your extremities. See your doctor soon and relay this information to him. If left untreated, it could cost your your feet, or worse.

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If you said it right, I'm thinking that your foot is asleep. Whenever it's asleep it would be tingling, numb, and after a while feel like getting pricked with sharp objects.

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You would think of the neuropathy that boiler mentioned, but your doctor knows about this too, so if it keeps up ask him again about it.
This side effect has been reported from cholesterol lowering drugs so it is
certainly a possibility.

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Diabetes has to do with extremeties circulation, fingers and toes. You have to keep circulation going, or... soak your feet to soften them, flex your fingers. Think of what to do to keep circulation going in them. My Mother had that, and she did that.

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