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what does tingling hands and feet mean for a diabetic?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Nerve damage: Tingling or numbness in the hands and/or feet is often the first sign of diabetic neuropathy, or damage to the sensory nerves caused by diabetes. Important to get checked by dr. For other causes, improve blood sugar control to slow progression of damage, treatment if painful, & learn daily detailed check of feet to be on alert for infections or injuries you may not feel with neuropathy.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Be careful!: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range anywhere from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some people, these symptoms are mild; for others, diabetic neuropathy can be painful and disabling. Neuropathy is one of the precursors of developing a diabetic foot ulcer.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Pain, numbness. : When diabetics have uncontrolled blood sugars their nerves pay the price over time. They can have tingling, burning, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I need your opinion regarding tingling hands and feet.?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Both extremeities!: Both feet and hands. Sounds like a neuropathy to me. There are many causes, the most remedial being B12 deficiency. Many times, if not most, a cause cannot be found, other than diabetes, certain drugs. See your doc!
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does tingling hands and feet mean? Is it chemical or neural?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
A nerve problem: This can occur from a systemic disease such as diabetes, a nerve impingment issue from the spine or from a side effect of certain treatments like radiation therapy. The exact reason it happens in diabetes is up for debate.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes tingling in both hands and both feet?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Neuropathy: Tingling in hands and feet in a 48 years old individual needs to be thorougly evaluated. Common conditions like diabetes & thyroid disorders can present this way. Please see your pcp who will do a complete history and physical exam as well as some blood work.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause tingling in the hands and feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Neuropathy: Can be from a problem in the back like a herniated disc etc or a systemic disease, in some vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy treatments etc.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

What is the treatment prescriped to someone who gets tingling in the hands and feet when nervous?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Hyperventilation.: You may just be hyperventilating, which lowers your bodies ph by blowing out carbon dioxide and causes these symptoms. If numbness all the time, should be seen by neurologist.

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