can untreated diabetes affect your large joints elbows and knees /make them sore???


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  1. BPFsGirl, 19 January, 2010

    Excerpt from attached website: If you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk of various bone and joint disorders. Factors such as nerve damage (neuropathy), circulation problems, muscle breakdown and obesity may contribute to these problems — but often the cause isn’t clear.

    You really need to take care of yourself. Diabetes can ruin your body. Try a high-fiber diet. And, if you can’t afford to visit a doctor, look into herbal solutions. You may want to start taking multi vitamins with an additional supplement of B complex. Also, taking chlorophyll would be beneficial.

  2., 19 January, 2010

    No but arthritis can

  3. S E, 19 January, 2010

    yes untreated diabetes will effect every part of your body from veins, to blood, to muscles and joints and nerves… Please do not let it go untreated otherwise you are mainly just giving up on life..

  4. MamaSmurf, 19 January, 2010

    It can eventually affect everything in your body.

  5. Tim W, 19 January, 2010

    Yes and more.

  6. Paul B, 19 January, 2010

    Yes it can – it affects every single organ…but as to joints and bones…..most definitely. I am handicapped through diabetes – and what is called Charcot foot….the bones break – you do not realise it because due to neuropathy you cannot feel the pain – The bones reset and like me they stick out of the sole of your foot and side of your foot. You have to spend months in plaster and then if you are lucky with the help of special shoes you can move a little. If you are really unlucky or go further untreated, you can get ulcers and finally amputation – which I want to add is a long way down the line. I was told when my foot swelled by some stupid UK doctor that I had nothing but a sprained ankle, an orthopaedic surgeon told me I had bone cancer most likely and only when I fought and shouted loud enough did I find a doctor who diagnosed Charcot correctly….by then it was too late.

    So if you have are diabetic – have a swollen joint which is red and hot, make sure your doctor considers Charcot – Do not end up like me

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