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What does tingling hands and feet mean for a diabetic?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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