So here's what's up. I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic in April, though I was probably undiagnosed for quite a while before that. I'm currently taking metformin 500mg in the morning and 1000mg at night.
I went on a business trip this week, first time since being diagnosed and on the medication. On Tuesday I walked all around the city in bad shoes and my feet paid the price - some blisters but nothing too major (I don't have "diabetic" feet issues yet...) I also enjoyed a few beer in the evenings - didn't drink to excess or anything, but almost definitely more than I should.
Anyway, since Wednesday my feet and ankles have been exceptionally swollen. Thursday night they were disturbingly huge but it was 2am so I just put my feet up and went to sleep. They went down through the night but on the plane home the next day the swelling returned.
I took a diuretic Friday night and had my feet up for a while. The swelling went down through the night but since being up this morning they've started to swell again (not as bad). My hands and face also feel a little swollen. There is a slight tingling sensation when I have my feet elevated but no pain.
I have a dr's appointment Monday so I'll obviously bring this up then, but I was just curious what other people's experience has been? Was it the combination of the walking, beer and effect of the medication? And what can I do to help things out now?