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Can diabetes cause lactic acid to form in my legs as I am disabled

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Can diabetes cause lactic acid to form in my legs as I am disabled and cannot due exercise how can I relieve the problem
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
what are your symptoms?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My legs hurt and burn especially during the night can wake me up.

Also during the day it can become so pain ful that I find it hard to walk or stand for any length of time

This can happen daily but also I can have days where the pain is minimal

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
This is likely diabetic neuropathy
This is damage to the nerves from diabetes
It is common in diabetes. Excellent control of sugars and a med called gabapentin can help
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