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what can i do for trigger finger and diabetes?

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Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
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 couple of days but then will return to normal.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Minor surgery: If it affects your functioning-use of hand but do when sugar well controlled!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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 and help reduce growth of excess connective tissue and help your trigger finger.

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