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My a1c is 8. I've only had diabetes for 3 yrs. I don't know how much damage I may have caused, But I have leg pain a lot (my endo asked about leg pain but I said no ... I was scared) what could it be?

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11 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013. with type 2 diabetes.
Washington, DC
leg pain can be many things, but diabetics are prone to neuropathy

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Plainfield, NJ
3 years is not long. it could be something not related to diabetes.

with type 1 diabetes since 2011.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Waltham, MA
don't be scared. talk to your Dr about any medical concerns! better to know what is going on and treat it now, than letting something get worse and potentially not be "fixable"...please ask your doctor to check it out!?

Definitely tell the doctor, some "complications" like neuropathy will go away with better control.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I used to be scared about talking about my diabetic issues and even having my injections. 14 years since diagnosis and I am kicking myself having treatment for retinopathy (laser and injections - I could have gone blind) and kidney disease (stage 3/4)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1996.
Cape Town, ZAF
speak to your doc. get a second opinion. when you know, you can act. listen to your body!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Stgo, CHL
Ask to your doctor but it's virtually impossible for someone who's only live 3 years with diabetes to have any complications. It probably is something else...always trust your HC provider!!

Black Canyon City, AZ
Some questions - one or both legs? Whole leg? Intermittent or constant? What helps or makes it worse?

I have type 1 for 2 years sometimes I get pain and cramping in legs and feet. Talked to doctor and keeping hydrated has helped

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2000.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 2 diabetes since 2004.
Effort, PA
You know talk to your doctor about the pain in your legs and someone said it's impossible to have leg pain if you have been only diabetic for 3 years . There are people who are diabetic for years without even realizing it. I was told it goes into a sleep mode and then it can come out with a vengence

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