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Tingling feet and hands

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by SueJB, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning everyone,
    Some thoughts on this if you can. I've had tingling in feet which goes up my calves and stops at the knee and tingling hands which don't quite reach the elbow. Yesterday, one finger went completely numb and freezing cold. I took them both to the doctor, he got tests done for vit B12 and follic acid and my thyroid. All normal well except I take thyroxine. He doubled the dose of potassium.
    So now what?
    Any ideas welcomed with tingly fingers
     
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  2. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    do you have a consultant. obviously you need to get diabetic nerve/blood vessel damage discounted. iv 2 numb fingers on my right hand just wear and tear says my doctor.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    It could be diabetic neuropathy. This is something that needs investigating.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Is this a recent thing or is it something that runs in your family?
    I regularly get very cold numb white fingers. This is due to Raynauds which my mother and her mother have but never had diabetes: it is unrelated.
     
  5. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I have a feeling hahahahah that is exactly what I might be told
     
  6. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read about peripheral neuropathy. Just wondered if anyone had had any experience... won't say first hand coz that might be a bit ...
     
  7. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I do, appointment again in March
     
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