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Fingers stiffening in diabetics

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Could be?: Some people are more prone to develop diabetic neuropathy and lower average sugar levels and others. Would be unlikely to affect just one finger. Ke ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbn ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Cortisone: 70% of patients with trigger fingers can be completely cured with injections of cortisone. Being a diabetic it will raise your blood sugar for a coupl ... Read More
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Minor surgery: If it affects your functioning-use of hand but do when sugar well controlled!
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Low carb diet: Insulin is an anabolic hormone and therefore can contribute to excessive growth of connective tissue. Reduce your carbs, this will reduce your Insulin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Crudite: raw carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower. Are diabetic friendly. Most raw vegetables are low in sugar and are diabetic friendly- cucumbers. peppers
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Connective tissue: Can be 'stiffer' in patients with diabetes exercise can help rarely need procedures see hand orthopedic specialist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Life: No. Not at all. In most cases, if the foreign body does not come out immediately it will be pushed out as the skin ages. If it gets infected or if pai ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
They might: We can measure sugar levels and an hba1c by fingerstick.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Not long: Unfortunately there are a lot of finger sticks that have to happen, especially with a new diagnosis. Most kids get used to this very quickly. You ca ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
A few: Anything that increases blood flow to the hands will let you get a blood drop with a lower needle setting. Wash your hands in warm water and rub and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Brownish fingers: Unlikely to be related to diabetes. Please see your primary doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes: Not uncommon for diabetics, especially type ii, to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, which could awaken from sleep. Other nerve problems could be prese ... Read More

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