I just saw my diabetologist after having slightly swollen ankles for about a week. He wants me to see a cardiologist now-- which is fine, because I know I need to!-- but it also has me a little worried. My creatinine levels are fine (no problems with the kidneys); I am peri-menopausal and I am a bit overweight (sucks to be me right about now!), and was substitute teaching (on my feet, talking, probably a bit dehydrated) for two days before they first started swelling. Has anyone ever experienced this symptom and had it NOT be some terrible, diabetes-related thing?
(My mother has been Type 1 for almost 50 years; she has peripheral neuropathy, gastroparesis,and will be starting kidney dialysis in March. I know that my care has been SO MUCH better than hers has been over the years-- we got our first blood testing devices a year after I was diagnosed!-- but every once in a while I panic. Diabetes sucks enough without the emotional stuff, eh?)