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A 31-year-old female asked about a 43-year-old male:

my beau is a type 2 diabetic. he had an episode where his right hand was having spasms and seemed to be paralyzed .

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Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 20 years experience
A # of possibilities: A transient episode of cramping and spasm can be something benign and no cause for concern, such as a reaction to overuse, an electrolyte imbalance or a medication side-effect. Without additional history or an exam i couldn't say whether its something more ominous such as impending stroke. Because of his risk factors he should she his pcp as soon as possible.
Dr. Mueeza Zafar
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Stroke: How good is the diabetic control ? Does he smoke. What is his weight. If all these are good then it may have something to do with his neck. If he is a smoker, or overweight, or diabetes is not under good control then he needs to see his doctor asap. Diabetes is a multisystemic disease meaning it effects every system of a person's body, and he should be under care of a doctor and check blood sugar.

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