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Is burning vaginal area, cold feet, feeling cold related to diabetes?

Is burning vaginal area, cold feet, feeling cold related to diabetes?

Most likely not: I could stretch and say yes (high sugar contributes to infection and your yeast could give vaginal burning; circulation could be affected with peripheral arterial disease so don't smoke! ; blood sugar irregularity could mess with your hypothalamic set point and make you feel cold), but I'm not going to. Look for more common explanations for your complaints and keep your sugars in excellent control. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

May be low glucose: It may be your body's response to falling or low glucose. Use your monitor and always use the actual glucose to determine your response, rather than depending upon symptoms -- unless you have no other choice. ...Read more

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I am displaying fever, chills, and excessive peeeing, do I have diabetes?

You may have a: Urinary tracy infection. Poorly controlled diabetes will cause frequent, large volume urination but should not cause fever and chills. ...Read more

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How can a common cold affect someone with diabetes compared to someone without diabetes?

How can a common cold affect someone with diabetes compared to someone without diabetes?

Agree with MDs..: I agree with dr malichak and dr geffner- would also add that along with elevating blood sugars as a "stress" on your body, -just having elevated blood sugars might predispose you to secondary worse infections related to a cold that does not clear as expected in 2-5 days - if sxs worsen or are not better-a diabetic should always get checked out by an md for pneumonia, or other bacterial infection.. ...Read more

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Are cold-like symptoms an indication of diabetes?

Are cold-like symptoms an indication of diabetes?

No: Symptoms of diabetes classically include frequent and much urination, constant thirst, fatigue, and weight loss - just to name a few. ...Read more

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My mom has diabetes last night she was hot this morning she is ice cold what could it be?

My mom has diabetes last night she was hot this morning she is ice cold what could it be?

Several causes: Does not look like the symptoms directly related to diabetes. It needs to be checked out with your doctor. Could be autonomic imbalance or premenopausal symptoms or other hormonal problems. ...Read more

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I think I may have diabetes or a thyroid problem. I get hot or cold when other people are fine?

I think I may have diabetes or a thyroid problem. I get hot or cold when other people are fine?

Maybe: Hot or cold sensitivity is a general symptom that can be caused by many things, including the 2 you mentioned above. The only way to know is to get tested. See your doc for a blood test if you still worry. ...Read more

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My dad has ra, diabetes, cold, 3rd stage kidney issues. Is there a good diet to help.

My dad has ra, diabetes, cold, 3rd stage kidney issues. Is there a good diet to help.

See dietician: With your dad having diabetes and kidney disease, a dietician could come up with diabetic renal diet. ...Read more

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Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Define "trigger": T1DM is a process that emerges after a period of time when the body looses its ability to make insulin.The apparent mechanism involves destruction of insulin producing cells by auto-immune antibodies. The source of those antibodies is illusive but thought to include enteroviral infections. The disease often presents after a triggering illness, but could be diagnosed earlier by specific tests. ...Read more

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I am often cold and tingling. I'm always sleepy, and have trouble staying alert. Does that sound like diabetes?

I am often cold and tingling. I'm always sleepy, and have trouble staying alert. Does that sound like diabetes?

See your GP: First see you gp. After evaluation he may need to refer you to some specialist. Your symptoms do not necessarily mean diabetes. ...Read more

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The bottoms of my feet often feel like they're on fire. I don't have diabetes...Am told it's a neuroma. What can I do besides soaking in cold water?

The bottoms of my feet often feel like they're on fire. I don't have diabetes...Am told it's a neuroma. What can I do besides soaking in cold water?

Meds, surgery: You can consider a minor surgery to remove a neuroma. It would be a little more rare to have neuromas on both feet but this does happen. You could have neuropathy from a number of issues other than diabetes and you should discuss the multitude of things that can cause neuropathies with your doc. A nerve pain medicine like Gabapentin also may help. Try contrast baths instead of just cold. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and my feet are cold and hairless. What does this mean?

I have type 2 diabetes and my feet are cold and hairless. What does this mean?

Vasculopathy.: Peripheral vasculopathy in chronic diabetics presents typically with skin changes in the lower extremities like the ones you describe. See your endocrinologist to get proper evaluation and management. Heart disease follows not long after. Take Aspirin and see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

YES.: You're young. How long with diabetes? What's your A1C-should be below 7. Cold feet, dry skin could be what's called autonomic neuropathy, associated w/ diabetes. Make sure you see your PCP as indicated, and a podiatrist for that cut. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about diabetes? I notice that if I have food high in sugar that I tend to get clammy and break out into a cold sweat. For example, over halloween I had 2 cookies and was drinking a glass of coca cola when I had this reaction. I'll also

Should I be worried about diabetes? I notice that if I have food high in sugar that I tend to get clammy and break out into a cold sweat. For example, over halloween I had 2 cookies and was drinking a glass of coca cola when I had this reaction. I'll also

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. However another possibility could be reactive hypoglycemia. The body may send out a lot of Insulin in response to all the sugar that was ingested. The Insulin overshoots and you end up with very low blood sugar and thus can feel ill. I suggest that you see your doctor to find out what is happening with your blood sugars. Take care. ...Read more

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Increasingly often I get episodes of severe lightheadedness, faint feeling, hot and cold waves and crave something sweet and very thirsty. No diabetes?

More data: Depression is a risk factor for diabetes; with your symptoms, you should be tested for diabetes. However, some of your symptoms may be connected with your anxiety. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your primary care provider. Additionally, you should discuss taking both Clonazepam and lorazepam; these are not good long term medications for anxiety, as they are very addicting. ...Read more

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What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

Cold feeling of skin: Any cause of peripheral neuropathy like that from Diabetes or B12 deficiency can do that. Problems with vasculature like vasoconstriction in Raynaud's, for example, can leave extremities feeling cold and numb. May need an NCV/EMG to evaluate for peripheral neuropathy and B12 level at least. ...Read more

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I keep getting colds from my mother who has type 2 diabetes. Do I get colds from her because her immune system is weaker?

Hard to say: Immune impairment is not as evident in type II diabetes and thus I don't not believe that her immune status is the cause. I suspect that she has been in contact with a lot of people and particularly younger kids who are likely the source of the viral infection. In which case, improved hand hygiene (washing hands after contact) may help solve the problem. ...Read more

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My hands feel really cold and I shiver when I'm really hungry, and I'm really cold in the morning when I wake up. Should I get tested for diabetes?

My hands feel really cold and I shiver when I'm really hungry, and I'm really cold in the morning when I wake up. Should I get tested for diabetes?

Not clear: Common diabetes symptoms include increased appetite and increased urination. Your symptoms seem to suggest a hypoglycemic reaction when fasting. It would be helpful to be evaluated by your primary care doctor and obtain some basic laboratory studies. ...Read more

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Just got a post nasal drip does that mean I'm also getting a cold? Only other symptom is coughing from the drip. Wat to take I have hbp and diabetes 2

Just got a post nasal drip does that mean I'm also getting a cold? Only other symptom is coughing from the drip. Wat to take I have hbp and diabetes 2

Cold or allergy: I would try some Claritin (loratadine) (loratidine) or Benedryl (diphenhydramine) to see if that helps. A cold will resolve on its own in 5-10 days. Allergy symptoms can come and go with pollen or other environmental changes. ...Read more

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I have diabetes. When my sugar is elevated, my extremities (especially hands) feel icy cold, much colder than the rest of my body. What causes this?

I have diabetes. When my sugar is elevated, my extremities (especially hands) feel icy cold, much colder than the rest of my body. What causes this?

Neuropathy: You are experiencing diabetic neuropathy, a common complications of diabetes, especially a poorly controlled one.
You will need to see a doc to have a good exam done to make sure your vascular health is preserved and then you will need together on getting your diabetes under control. There are some interventions, including meds that may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, but feel tired a lot and sometimes have cold hands, have had blood and urine tests, but never specifically for diabetes, do I have it?

I have anxiety, but feel tired a lot and sometimes have cold hands, have had blood and urine tests, but never specifically for diabetes, do I have it?

Anxiety: If you are concerned about being diabetes check with your primary care doctor. Your anxiety could likely be helped by psychotherapy with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org web site. The app contains exercises, articles, journal questions and videos to help manage anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Person has been throwing up, sweating, hot and cold. .. Also person has type 2 diabetes?

Person has been throwing up, sweating, hot and cold. .. Also person has type 2 diabetes?

Flu Season: There definitely is not enough information in your question on which to base a diagnosis. But, it is the flu season right now and the stomach flu is out in full force. If the patient is severely ill, or if the sugars are out of control it may be best to be seen at the family clinic. ...Read more

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My husband has multiple myeloma, and is taking interferon twice a week, he says his arms hurt and are cold, even the hair on them, also has diabetes.?

My husband has multiple myeloma, and is taking interferon twice a week, he says his arms hurt and are cold, even the hair on them, also has diabetes.?

Myeloma: Having a cancer like myeloma he will be at significant risk to develop blood clots. While the symptom could be all caused by the interferon, however other causes have to be ruled out as well such as blood clots in the vein and/or artery, pain from combination of bony metastases and underlying neuropathy etc. Talk to his oncologist and have him evaluated. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

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