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Legs - Water Retaination for Weeks!

I am not diabetic but my father is. He refuses to get any advice or help on his diabetes ever since he had it diagnosed about two years ago.
His issue is this.. he is not a working man. I do not know whether he is classified as obese or not but hes had diabetes for years and has refused to take insulin after two months of his diagnosis. Recently we all noticed after a hospitalization of a minor stroke he had a month ago that now his entire leg.. both legs.. from the mid-thigh down are so swollen and full of water that they are pale!
He refuses to get help so im wondering.. Its been two weeks and his calves are now fatter than his thighs. He is pale from the thighs down. His ankles and feet are so swollen that they have rolls like rolls of fat above the toe area but its all water retaination. He feels NO pain from any of this though.

Question is... what should I expect to happen if it doesn't receed? I have a good feeling it will only get worse seeing as he has no drive to seek help.
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replied February 29th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Swollen feet with history fo diabetes, non compliance, sedentary lifestyle should be evaluated as it could be a sign of nephropathy a failing kidney or local vascular pathology like DVT. Needs evaluation and work up to sort out.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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