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I am a diabetic type 2 and have hot feet which is starting

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I am a diabetic type 2 and have hot feet which is starting to effect my balance .what treatment can help I am on pregabolin but they don't seem to help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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This is likely related to diabetic neuropathy.
Make sure your B12 is tested to be sure this isn't a cause as well. B12 is often low in diabetics. Also make sure your thyroid is intact.
That being said, gabapentin usually works better than pregabalin. I would try 300 mg three times a day. That is a good dose.
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