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Priking in legs

I am a diabetic for long 17 years and my blood sugar since last month is under control. But i am having problem with my both legs in which i always feel pricking sensation. I met many doctors but all ask me to bring blood sugar under control and the problem will automatically vanishes and no one gave any medicine.
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal Bangalore | General Physician
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hello sir one of the long standing diabetes complication is neuropathy wherein u get d typical sypmtoms of pricking sensatin,burning in hands or foot...typically v call it cry of d dying nerves!! its usually seen in long standing cases but severity nd progression depends on ur blood sugar levels...so as far as ur sugars are in good control u can slow down d progression... if d pain is too severe den kindly consult ur physician or diabetologist as dey might start u on tabs which are currently in use fr dem..
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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hi Pricking sensation in diabetes s suggestive of diabetic neuropathy.Its complication of prolonged diabetes. controlling blood sugar level can only halt progression and development of new complication. so control blood sugar ,take tablets regularly, wear shoes and avoid injuries to leg.
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