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Diabetes and Edema Legs

Diabetes not only means the elevated blood sugar levels, but also affects other systems, such as circulatory system, kidneys, liver, heart, eyes, nervous system etc. If you find edema legs, it is time for you to visit your doctor immediately.

What does Edema Legs mean in Diabetic?

There are many causes for swollen legs in diabetics and here is some information for your consideration.

Peripheral Edema

It is common to see peripheral edema in diabetes. Fluids collect in the feet, ankles and leg and this condition can become quite severe if left untreated. A consultation with a doctor is a must.

Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetes is a leading cause to Kidney Disease which can lad to numbness and swellings in legs, feet and ankles etc. Kidneys are important organs to remove the excessive water in the body. When kidneys are affected by the diabetes, the extra fluids will build up in the body, causing swellings in leg.

Gestational Diabetes

Beside Diabetes type 1 and type 2, some cases are known as gestational diabetes which occurs in pregnant women. In this condition, swelling is a symptom which may also affect the legs.


Diabetics have low immunity towards infections and your swelling could very well be a sign of an infection in the leg. Further signs that you may have an infection can be mild fever and redness along with the swelling.

If you happen to be a diabetic, it is a must to consult a doctor in case you notice any change in the body. Any complication of Diabetes may induce severe impact for your rest of life. Any change in your body? Please share with us and we are glad to find the proper management for you as soon as possible.

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