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Prediabetes ‘Pre diabetes’ and cold hands! Is there any link?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Fluffyfred, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Fluffyfred

    Fluffyfred Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Have developed cold hands in bed at nights for around 16 months. I’m now wondering if it could be connected to diabetes. I have only been diagnosed as ‘pre’ 3 weeks ago. I’m not on any medication but they ig to control my diet by low carb foods now. Any info will help , thanks
     
  2. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Fluffyfred there are so many reasons for cold hands that it is difficult to link it to diabetes. However this is a popular finding on the forum but again for different reasons.

    Lots of posts on this topic see

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/search/55324210/?q="cold+hands"&o=relevance

    I lost 6 stone and got cold hands and feet. I think taking blood pressure medication has definately made me colder but I was too hot before.
     
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    Orangeteddy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have prediabetes too and since going low carb I have badly struggled to stay feeling warm. I never usually feel the cold but can only attribute this to the low carbing as I was ok before. Carbs are a source of energy and heat (so I understand) so I assume there is a link.
    Roll on summer!
     
  4. spaceman

    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well im a type 1 diabetic for last 6 years im the same cold feet.legs to my knees and hands are ice cold even with my electric blanket on
     
  5. cristis

    cristis Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My fingers get sometimes cold, but this happened to me for many years. It's said it's from the bad blood circulation.
     
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    She 2 · Newbie

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    She 2 · Newbie

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    I am pe diabetes aswell suffering for really cold hands. I also have raynards so could be that
     
  8. TriciaWs

    TriciaWs Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    There are suggestions that Raynaud's syndrome and T2 diabetes might be linked, but I've not come across any conclusive research yet.
    I wasn't diagnosed with Raynaud's although I had symptoms in my childhood and still suffer badly in the winter. My daughter was diagnosed in her early teens.
    It seems that diabetes might been a risk factor for Raynaud's, or the other way round?
    Not a brilliant link, but includes info to follow up?
    http://diseases.emedtv.com/raynaud's-phenomenon/cause-of-raynaud's-phenomenon.html

    But there are other reasons why diabetics develop vascular issues, and controlling blood sugar spikes would help with those.
     
  9. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Have you had your thyroid levels checked recently?
    one of the first things I experienced when put onto Thyroxine was the warm feeling in hands and feet.
     
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