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my fingers are cramping is it because of high blood sugar

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Leg cramps & sugar: There could be a connection, but it is not direct or obvious. Sugar by itself does not cause leg cramps. Chronically high sugar, of course, is diabete ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Electrolyte imbalanc: If you have chronic, poor control, you can lose potassium and other minerals in your urine making it more likely to develop leg cramps. Additionally, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes mellitus (dm) causes high blood sugars, and very high sugars can cause an increase in urine production. With diabetes insipidus (di), the kid ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends: Hi. Symptoms of high blood sugar really depend on how long it's been high. Acutely, no symptoms. Anything more than a few hours and increasing with lo ... Read More
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Some of the most common are excessive thirst and urination and fatigue.
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Frequent urination: Frequent thirst, excessive hunger, weight loss. If you have these you need to be seen by primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthT ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yearly: It does that yearly, taking into account new information/clinical data/studies that occurred the year or years before.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It can change: Hyperglycemia can change the eye fraction index in all directions. Case studies showing no change, myopic shifts and hyperopic shifts have been repor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Blurring: The composition of the lens changes with high blood sugars causing blurring.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Diabetes: Hi. Hi blood glucose levels are diabetes. Diabetes is not caused by alcoholic beverages (although we always advise against alcoholism, if that's a pro ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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You could say so: Hi. Just to give the opposite point of view, I went thru college, MD/PhD, residency, fellowship, and faculty with type 1 diabetes, and I wouldn't trad ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Series of things: weight loss excess thirst excess urination sometimes stinging on urination
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a suffici ... Read More

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