So my step sister is disabled cause of diabetic obesity

Patient

Q: So my step sister is disabled cause of diabetic obesity she weighs 396lbs and has to use her powerchair to get around but when she walks to the scooters in public store she loves wearing heels and it makes her feet swell and hurt alot is that because she is so heavy

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

Diabetes is a big risk factor for both heart and kidney disease and these could be causing the symptoms. Please see a Doctor to get checked and confirm that these are normal. If so, please get the right treatment for this. All the best.

Hope this helps you.

Related Q&A

Q: My 68 year old father has been diagnosed with an unknown virus. Prior to this diagnosis, he was generally healthy, wi...

Q: Ive been so tired for months now! Out of the blie this morning I tested my fasting blood sugar level and it was 164. ...

Q: When my sugar is low I experience exaggerated movements. Why

Q: When my sugar is low I get exaggerated movements. This has happened 3 times now Why?

Q: Think have diabetes..dont have medical insurance nor a primary physician. Found a lab that will test for diabetes sho...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews