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My father has been a type 2 diabetic for 16 years. His glucose is normally within range and A1C tests are usually below 7. He has some form of Neuropathy with one foot numb sometimes and a little bit of pain. Also having an ingrown nail of big toe on one foot.

For some days, he has been complaining about a new problem that he feels like his feet are oily and are slipping. Be it walking, and even standing on carpet. This usually comes and goes. He is already taking Mecobalamin for more than a year daily. Besides, he also takes Sitagliptin and Glimepride for glucose control, Rosuvastatin for Cholestrol and Lisinopril for Blood Pressure while occasionaly some medicine for GERD. What could be the reason for such a problem? Is it due to the medicine side effect or something else?

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replied July 19th, 2016
Diabetes Answer A58037
The current issue he is facing is most likely due to progressive diabetic neuropathy, which has resulted in reduction of his proprioceptive sensations.

Consult your diabetologist and get his foot examined properly. Steps to avoid any form of injury to the foot and hence resultant infections should be taken to avoid serious complications which may result in the need for surgical treatments including amputation in late stages.

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