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I have diabetic neuropathy and my legs seem to be turning

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Hello, I have diabetic neuropathy and my legs seem to be turning purple or black. My question is why?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

That is concerning.

You may have developed peripheral arterial disease ( PAD) as well.

This means your legs are not getting adequate blood circulation.

Diabetes can damage the blood vessels.

You need to see a vascular surgeon for further evaluation with Ct angiogram.

If you do have significant blockage, then stentin can be done.

Bypass grafting to improve blood circulation is another option.

You should be on aspirin daily to facilitate blood flow.

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