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Hi i am a diabetic. My big left toe would get num. Now my big toe hurt so bad to where i can hardly stand it. why is that? what should i do

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If gout or arthritis is not the cause
Gout Causes symptoms and treatments
any pain at that level you need to
get to a medical practitioner and diabetic education specialist
for treatment and advice

loss of circulation to the foot and toes is serious

if you dont want to loose toes
keep the diet and blood sugar levels under control and steady
as close to 6 as possible

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