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I have type 2 diabetes and have noticed that my big toes on

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I have type 2 diabetes and have noticed that my big toes on both feet have started turning black on the edges
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Do you have numbness,tingling sensation in feet?

Associated pain around toenails?

Is your blood glucose level under control?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Are you taking any medications?

History of injury?

Tight fitted shoes?


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I gave no numbness or tingling, on my right foot it has been there 2 weeks and my left it appeared this morning. My blood sugar is slightly raised at about 10. I am tKing metformin snd glimepride
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.

Black toenail is usually caused by trauma,fungal infection,ingrown nails or compromised blood supply in the toe areas in association with diabetes.

Antifungal tablet and topical anti-fungal cream like Fluconazole or Diflucan may be helpful in treating fungal infection.

I would recommend not to ignore your symptoms and see your doctor in next few days.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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