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Burning Mouth Syndrome And Diabetes

Diana Tosuni-O'Neill RDH, BS Have you ever felt like your mouth was on fire? This painful sensation can make you feel as if you've scalded your mouth, and can spread to your tongue, gums, lips and inside of your cheeks. According to the Mayo Clinic, this condition is called burning mouth syndrome — it has no visible signs, and it can last from months to years. We do now know that burning mouth syndrome and diabetes can be related, so it's easier to diagnose and treat in diabetics. And it doesn't have to be a life sentence. Here are the common causes of burning mouth syndrome and how to treat them. Possible Causes There are many causes of burning mouth syndrome, and some people, such as diabetics and postmenopausal women, are more likely to suffer from it. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the most common causes include the following: Damage to nerves controlling oral senses such as taste Hormonal changes Nutritional deficiencies Fungal infections in the mouth Acid reflux Dentures that don't fit properly Anxiety and depression With so many possible causes, it's often difficult to clinically point out the culprit in many cases. People Continue reading >>

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  1. kimba1

    Tingling sensation in hand and arm

    Hi I was just wondering if any one else gets a tingling (like pins and needles) in their hand and arm? I get it mainly in the left arm. I am wondering if this is just another symptom associated with diabetes or could it be something else? I will be seeing my doctor this week, but just thought I would ask you informative bunch also

  2. ColaJim

    Just an old hillbilly guessing, but:
    For type 2 diabetes only:
    As I understand it, diabetic neuropathy is a secondary characteristic of general circulation failure caused by metabolic syndrome after years of high insulin levels or high blood sugar levels or both. It will occur first in areas furthest from from the heart, that is in the feet and lower legs. If the "pins and needles" occur in the hands and arms first it may be more indicative of some other malady. And problems with the left arm only may indicate some kind of heart problem or mild stroke.
    These Forums are mostly for diabetics to compare notes and commiserate.
    You need a real doctor that is competent in such things to test and analyze your condition, not a general practitioner, but a general practitioner may be better than nothing.
    ColaJim
    I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV!
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    Originally Posted by kimba1
    Hi I was just wondering if any one else gets a tingling (like pins and needles) in their hand and arm? I get it mainly in the left arm. I am wondering if this is just another symptom associated with diabetes or could it be something else? I will be seeing my doctor this week, but just thought I would ask you informative bunch also
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    ColaJim, Age 73
    Type 2 (very advanced Metabolic Syndrome ) for about 15 years but "insulin/oxygen resistant" for about 40 years
    HbA1c 6.4 October 2014
    now taking:
    Novolog as required
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    'Guessing is a scientific method" ~ Richard Feynman
    I am not your librarian! Do your own research!. ~ ColaJim
    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

  3. jwags

    I often get that feeling if I have slept on my arm and cut off circulation. I'm not sure if it is a specific diabetic complication, since I do keep my HbA1c fairly low. It could be caused by a pinched nerve, carpal tunnel or many other things. I would definitely discuss this with your doctor.

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