Q. My wife is a diabetic patient. She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet. Kindly advice.

Answered by
Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 10, 2015 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

  • My wife is 62 years old. She is a diabetic patient.
  • She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet.
  • She is not able to sleep in the night.
  • She is taking tablet Glycomet GM2 - one tablet in the morning, tablet Sitagliptin 50/500 one tablet at night,  tablet Pregabalin 75 and active nerve tablets daily.
  • Her fasting sugar level is 120 and post prandial sugar level is 200 and HbA1C is 7.7 to 7.9.
  • She underwent hysterectomy in 1984 and spleenectomy in1990.
  • Nerve conduction tests show that the nerves are slightly affected.

Kindly advice.

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please do not get worried as your wife's treatment is on the right path but, some changes are required in the prescription.

  • Tablet Voglibose 0.2mg thrice daily.
  • Tablet Glycomet forte one tablet twice daily.
  • Tablet Pregabalin 150 mg at night.
  • Capsule Mecobalamin one tablet twice daily.
  • Tablet Januvia100mg one tablet twice daily.

Give her all the above mentioned tablets for 15 days. Also monitor the blood glucose levels thrice a day. Revert back with the following:

  • Attach the latest HbA1C report.
  • Attach the nerve conduction studies report.
  • Attach the serum calcium, vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase report.

For further follow up, consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist

Read this article to know about foot care in diabetics --> https://www.icliniq.com/health-articles/health-topics/diabetes-health/foot-care-in-diabetics

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