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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
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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

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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