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[IP] ankle swelling

I really doubt that a particular insulin type has anything to do with
swelling in the limbs.  More than likely it has to do with the high blood
pressure that most diabetics have.  The pressure forces water out into the
tissue spaces causing edema.  Typically, it's treated by diuretics like
Lasix, which block the reabsorption of sodium and thus prevent water from
following sodium into the blood at the kidneys.  Lasix doesn't cure the
edema - it just prevents it from getting worse.  Individuals with edema have
to restrict the salt in their diet so that that extra water doesn't go back
into the blood and raise the blood pressure.
 Pat Flynn
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