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A quick warning about diabetes

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Type 1, Type 2, or otherwise...if you're diabetic, get it under control asap cuz even if nothing's wrong now it will catch up with you. I've been "normal" for 4 years now, but learned my recent hand pain is from diabetic chiroarthropathy (sp?). Kinda sucks...
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  • v PATTYCAKE17
    When you get hit with this kind of news just think it could be FAR WORSE if you weren't so healthy otherwise; think well! emoticon
    1766 days ago
  • v SUGARPUNK52
    Sorry to hear you're having problems.Hope it's reversible.Good luck with the tests.
    1775 days ago
  • v MUSIC66
    my sons boss is has type to didiets , i am not dibeitic but had carpel tunnel syndrome in left wrist when my youngest so was a baby i had a carpel tunnel release operation it worked well ,butbi have ran in both hand have had two finger fused so far on waiting list for other fingers.
    1775 days ago
  • v GINGERPAWZ
    Good luck with the OT and PT. Thanks for sharing. I have had numbness in my left hand for the last two weeks. We have ruled out a heart problem. Again good luck with the treatment.

    Sharon
    1775 days ago
  • v CHUBRUB3
    Wow! Thanks Alan.
    I have been having nerve pain in my hand lately, and not sure why. I guess I should have it checked.
    Take care,
    Hugs,
    Angela
    emoticon emoticon
    1775 days ago
  • v QUESTFORLULU
    Wow! I didn't realize that these things could show up so much after living healthy. LuLu emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • v BABCIATEA
    Hope you feel better .
    1780 days ago
  • v CORNERKICK
    Sorry to hear thar...Hope it gets better
    1780 days ago
  • v ALANOFLINY
    Thanks Kathy. I will try looking at the site tomorrow. Sounds like mine is reversible, or at least able to keep it from worsening. But my Sahara are under control (A1c consistently 6 or less). Anyway...we shall see. Starting with least invasive treatment (OT/PT) and go from there. For now... no new meds and no scalpels/lasers :-)
    1780 days ago
  • v I.M.MAGIC
    Odd, my surgeon and I were talking about this today, when I had the stitches from my trigger finger surgery removed... he said a lot of his diabetic patients had difficulties in one way or another with the joints in their hands-- and that about a third of his patients were diabetic. I googled it, and here's the web address... I don't know how to add a link on a blog response, though I'm going to post it on the threads so you can look for it. There are a lot of joint issues that are more prevalent in diabetics than the general public... the good news is, according to the article, some of them at least are partly or wholly reversible with good glycemic control...

    http://clinical.d
    iabetesjournals.org/content/19/
    3/132.full


    Good luck with yours, ALAN!

    Kathy emoticon
    1780 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    so sorry to hear of your new problems.......
    hoping with therapy you will be able to see some improvemnet........
    all the best.....blessings and hugs.............lita
    1780 days ago
  • v SANDYBRUNO
    Were you watching your diet and checking yourself these last 4 years? The reason I ask is I have a brother with diabetes. He never checks himself or watches what he eats because he says he is okay when he visits the doctor. Ironically my brother has never been very much overweight and diabetes has never been in our family that we know of, I am morbidly obese but don't have it. That is one reason I am on SP. I am hoping to get rid of the weight so I don't get it.
    1780 days ago
  • v ALANOFLINY
    Hi Debbieanne!! This specific symptom was pain in my knuckles. It hurts like h*lol to open and close my hands. I do have ocassional numbness and tingling which is due, art least in part to carpal tunnel syndrome (confirmed) and a possible pinched nerve in my neck (not confirmed). The symptom that REALLY scared me was my fingers turning ice cold and corpse-white in cool weather. Thar turned out to be Raynauds syndrome which seemed to have been caused by a medication for high blood pressure (Atenolol). I've since discontinued that med (my BP has been 120/80 for almost as long as I've had my band) and that symptom is lessening. But the arthritis like feeling is the diabetic chiroarthropathy. Starting with occupational therapy. We'll see what happens before considering carpal tunnel surgery - which may or may not help.
    1780 days ago
  • v PURESTILLWATER
    so sorry to hear that.
    1780 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    That's too bad, Alan. what are the symptoms you're having with your hand problem? Just pain or numbness? bumps?
    Get better soon.
    Debbie
    1780 days ago
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