I have type 1 diabetes and both of my feet

Patient

Q: I have type 1 diabetes and both of my feet are swollen up what does that mean?

Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We are here to help you.

Since you are diabetic, so there can be many reasons behind the swelling you have, most common being diabetic nephropathy.
However, in a patient who has diabetes and hypertension, following causes should be ruled out in case of Bilateral swelling of foot:
1. Congestive heart failure.
2. Hypothyroidism
3. Proteinuria due to kidney dysfunction.
4. Drugs like Amlodipine causing swelling over feet.
5. Anemia
I would advise you following investigations:
1. Hemogram
2. Kidney function tests
3. Urine for Microalbumin
4. Thyroid profile.
5. ECG, If abnormal ECHO.
You will be treated according to the issue found.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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