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Diabetic neuropathy and finger numbness

A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy is not curable but there are medications that can control the discomfort. However, it would be very unusual to have diabetic neuro ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxeti ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be multiple : If you donot have long time history of DM then it is unlikely to be diabetic neuropathy,you need to see your PCP to make sure there is no other reason ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: Conditions involving back, b-12 deficiency anemia, excessive alcohol use as well as other conditions can also be responsible for these symptoms. See y ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Could be: Neuropathy is a common problem in diabetes. Your dr. Can treat this before it progresses.
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Dr. Khurram Khan
20 years experience Wound care
Perhaps: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most pat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Lyrica (pregabalin) or: Savella (milnacipran) coupled with very tight diabetic control.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, your legs can feel numb due to diabetic neuropathy. In diabetic neuropathy, high sugars affect the nerves and cause abnormal sensations-like numb ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hypoglycemia: If you have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia the cause must be found and management started. If that is not happening see another doctor. The smartest ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
15 years experience Cardiology
Foot ulcers etc.: Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), and may eventually lead to foot ulcers and amputation of lower limbs.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
No cure: Good control of diabetes over time is the key to treating diabetic neuropathy. There is no cure for neuropathy, but keeping your blood sugar within a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Gradual onset: Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may include: tingling numbness (severe or long-term numbness can become permanent) burning ( ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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DM neuropathy: Yes, polyneuropathy from DM and diabetic neuropathy are the same. The neuropathy does not follow a single nerve root in most affected persons.
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