I was diagnosed with diabetes over 15 years ago when I was 49. I was on metformin for several years until I lost my medical, prescription coverage. I did fairly well for the intervening 10+ years, until last August. At 63, I experienced pain and weakness in my left leg, ultimately diagnosed with out of control diabetes. Along with peripheral neuropathy leg and foot "tingling", the reflexes in my left leg were damaged as shown with no response to pressure just below the kneecap. I also fell, and have fallen several times due to my knee buckling. I walk with a limp to keep my knee/leg somewhat "locked". I have responded well to oral medication and diet change, and monitor my blood sugar several times a day. I am considering buying a recumbent tricycle to exercise with as a regular bicycle is scary with my leg (legs) in their current condition(weak). My doctor is "don't know" when I ask if the nerve (reflex) in my leg will recover. Any hope for recover?View Thread
Thank You. I now understand the prognosis has an up and a down. Yes, symptoms are now apparent in my right leg/foot. It is especially the toes and the top of my feet (both). My leg strength is extremely diminished as I can tell how quickly I tire.Last year I umpired over 250 youth fastpitch softball games. But I had to pass on officiating basketball this last fall, as well as no officiating so far. I am 140 lbs at 5"9", never smoked. I also never "exercised" but it appears now is the time to change that. Again, Thank you for at least that glimmer.View Thread
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