Can You Get Diabetic Neuropathy In Your Hands?

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Diabetic Neuropathy

Print Overview Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet. Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your extremities to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal. Diabetic neuropathy is a common serious complication of diabetes. Yet you can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle. Symptoms There are four main types of diabetic neuropathy. You may have just one type or symptoms of several types. Most develop gradually, and you may not notice problems until considerable damage has occurred. The signs and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy vary, depending on the type of neuropathy and which nerves are affected. Peripheral neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Your feet and legs are often Continue reading >>

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  1. gift_fightto

    My a1c is 7.3 Should I start the medicine ?

    Well I had Dr appointment at the begin of this month and found out that my a1c is 7.3 and he didn't put me on the med yet … Well I try to control on my diet but seem like my blood glucose still high and I would like to try to get pregnant soon that why I wantto be on med …also after I eat I got headache or not feeling good but it will go away. I have to get up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom. I called the doctor last Monday and ask him to put me on the med but seem like he dosen't want to do it so he wants to see next Tuesday and discuss … Whatever !!! Do u guys think I should be on the med ? And if my doctor dosen't listen to me what should I do ?

  2. awakening2health

    It may well be your desire to get PREGNANT that is influencing your doctor. If you are trying to get pregnant the choice is really only INSULIN I think (injections).
    Lifestyle intervention programs are twice as effective as medications at reaching treatment goals.
    Check out the ADA webiste on lifestyle intervention programs.

  3. techguy87114

    I would continue to discuss with your doc. There are reasons you are not on the meds yet. Just ask and you may find out- most likely is he doesn't feel it necessary for meds yet. 7.3 isnt too bad and isn't a threat yet.

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