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Can You Get Diabetic Neuropathy In Your Hands?

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Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Firstly I apologise if this is a regular topic or obvious question, but it's got me a little concerned. I woke this morning to find my left hand and in particular three of my fingers feeling numb, as though I had slept on my hand. I've been up for a few hours now and the feeling hasn't returned or improved at all which is a bit worrying as in the past this sort of thing would have passed after a few minutes. Just wandering if anyone else has experienced similar and whether the feeling will return. I'm only recently diagnosed so surely it's too soon for nerve damage, unless it's damage from pre diagnosis? My BG levels have been steadily improving, my 30 day average is 6.7mmol/L and my 14 day average is 5.4mmol/L so not excessively high (I don't think). I'd be interested to hear whether this is a common complaint or cause for concern. Thanks, Jon Something similar? Yes I suppose so even though I am type 2. I have some numbness in my little fingers and sometimes I have doubtful feeling in the one next to it. Recently I have had some burning sensations in my forearm. Continue reading >>

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Can You Get Neuropathy In Your Hands?

Dr. Gates: So in todays question we have, Can you get neuropathy in your hands? The question is yes, but were gonna go through some nuances, because we anticipate a lot of you out there are googling your symptoms, you see numbness and tingling in your hands. Neuropathy probably popped up and you are wondering if thats the cause of your symptoms. It can be, but we want to be really specific in making sure we can kinda guide you down the right path so you have good information here. So, Dr. Rutherfords gonna talk about his clinical experience in interviewing patients who present to our clinic with these exact symptoms. Dr. Rutherford: Yeah, its a good question. I do the intakes for all the patients. I evaluate the patients, try to determine what type of a diagnosis there might be there. And also, is this patient gonna be a good patient for our model of care? So, youre kinda listening carefully for little nuances. I must say, its not that often that somebody comes in and says, Ive got numbness and tingling in my fingers or my hands. And I saw you online for peripheral neuropathy and I came in. But people do, do that. And in general, you can, as Dr. Gates says, you can get peripheral Continue reading >>

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Hand And Wrist Conditions

Tweet A number of joint disorders affecting the hands exist which have a link with diabetes. Unlike diabetes related conditions of the foot, diabetic hand problems are generally less serious and hand amputation is unlikely. However, it pays to be aware of the conditions to be able to treat them before they develop and cause pain, discomfort or limited mobility. Diabetic hand syndrome (cheiroarthropathy) Diabetic hand syndrome, also known as stiff hand syndrome and by its formal name cheiroarthropathy, is characterised by an inability to straighten joints in the hand. A typical diagnostic technique is to hold one’s hands together, palm to palm, in the ‘prayer position’. Those who cannot touch each of the joints of each hand together may have diabetic hand syndrome. Treatments may include stretching or strengthening exercises of the hand. Dupuytren's contracture Dupuytren's contracture, like diabetic hand syndrome, also prevents the fingers (often one finger) being fully extended. Most often it is the fourth and fifth fingers that are affected. Dupuytren's contracture is a result of small lumps or nodules on connective tissue of the palm of the hand causing the tissue to gradua Continue reading >>

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  1. needhealing777

    This is 3rd day on Metformin and from day one have been extremely tired...in fact today worse...I feel weak and tired..like I could just stay in bed all day...I know stomach issues are normal side effect, but is being tired one? And how long till it passes? I'm supposed to up dose and no way going to if I already feel this tired.

  2. JJ

    How much of the Metformin are you on? Yes fatigue can be an issue. I couldn't take it in the a.m. on an empty stomach, so my Dr. had me start off with 250 mgs. at supper time and then after 2 weeks upt it to 500 mgs. So far for me it has worked. Yes I got tired easily, but it seemed to wear off on me after about a month.
    Best wishes..JJ...

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    Funny I just came on this site to ask the very same question. I just started Metformin and decided to go my way rather than the dr. I am starting off with 250 mg rather than 500 because I am very med sensitive and have only taken two pills so far with a day skipped in between. I take this pill after my dinner. After my first dose, I felt okay except I woke up in the middle of the night with a pain in the middle of my stomach. When I got up officially for the day the pain was gone. Tonight, the second time taking this pill I immediately got exhausted and have a headache in my temple area. I feel a pressure type feeling and my eyes are heavy and I do know I feel unusually tired. I am very fearful of side effects from drugs and have put off taking anything for my high blood sugar hoping I'd be able to do it with diet. But that didn't work and I started worrying that this condition is just going to do me in if I don't take the next step, which is medication.
    I am terrified. I am worried that it will bring on anxiety (which I suffer from in the first place) because I have been reading that many experienced an increase in anxiety. But this tiredness is dulling me as I type.
    I guess it's good to take this med in the evening so it can be slept off, but who really knows. I guess I will know for sure tomorrow, but reading your post I see I AM NOT ALONE, though I do feel alone.

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