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My 60 year old husband has diabetes. He has severe leg pains and starts shaking for no reeason. What could this be. He gets numb feelings in his fingers and toes, also

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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology

In brief: Diabetic neuropathy

This is most common cause of burning type of pain in legs in diabetics.
As far as shaking is concerned is it voluntary or involuntary? See a neurologist.

In brief: Diabetic neuropathy

This is most common cause of burning type of pain in legs in diabetics.
As far as shaking is concerned is it voluntary or involuntary? See a neurologist.
Dr. Prem Gupta
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: The

The shaking may be from hypoglycemic episodes (when his blood sugar gets too low).
Also there are neurological conditions that can cause shaking. He will need to discuss his symptoms with his primary care provider in order to uncover the cause. As far as the numbness goes, this is likely an effect of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage from diabetes). This tends to worsen as diabetes progresses. There are treatment options available. His doctor can discuss this with him as well and decide which regimen is best for him.

In brief: The

The shaking may be from hypoglycemic episodes (when his blood sugar gets too low).
Also there are neurological conditions that can cause shaking. He will need to discuss his symptoms with his primary care provider in order to uncover the cause. As far as the numbness goes, this is likely an effect of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage from diabetes). This tends to worsen as diabetes progresses. There are treatment options available. His doctor can discuss this with him as well and decide which regimen is best for him.
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