By nanababy63 Latest Reply 2011-04-17 21:39:50 -0500
Started 2011-04-11 18:36:45 -0500

I am experiancing tingling in my feet they feel like they went to sleep but this happens after standing for a short period of time can anyone help me to see if this is related to diabetes

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THE GATSES ASSOCIATION 2011-04-17 21:39:50 -0500 Report

i have numbness on part of my left hand, i prick my pinky so that i don`t,
feel the sharp needle to get blood, this way it don`t hurt as much,
be thankful for the numbness, because i am.

tabby9146 2011-04-13 10:39:42 -0500 Report

hope it improves and glad Gabby explained that ,because I thought all tingling in diabetics was some form of neuropathy, I had no idea. Like someone else said, if you haven't already, see about taking diabetes classes to learn about nutrition, and what to do, most insurance pays for it, mine did. hope you can do this too.

GabbyPA 2011-04-12 21:53:32 -0500 Report

I just visited my podiatrist and here is how he explained it to me.

I used to think it was neuropathy, but that may not be the case. The tingle and discomfort is from sugars in your system that are messing with your nerves. They make our nerves send mixed and backwards messages to our brains such as burning, or cold or even the tingle.

This differs from neuropathy in that you loose the sense of touch or feel in your toes. My doctor touched my pinkie toe and I could feel it. He touched my big toe and I could feel it, but not as much. THAT is the onset of neuropathy. He said it usually starts in the big toes or thumbs. This part is not "reversible". The tingle and the burn however may be if you get good control of your sugars. I have found that my feet don't bother me as much as they did when I was first diagnosed. I can actually sleep through the night a lot more now as I gain better control of my glucose numbers.

Harlen 2011-04-11 20:13:03 -0500 Report

Are your blood sugard in the good?????
If your BS is running high that can do it
It can be a lot of things from meds to high BS to what you eat
Hope this helps
Best wishes

nanababy63 2011-04-12 05:26:47 -0500 Report

My blood sugar goes up and down it doesnt seem to stay in the good I try to watch what I eat and when I eat my health is not the greatest and I dont know a whole lot about the diabetes I thank you for the help god bless you Mary

Harlen 2011-04-12 08:34:17 -0500 Report

If you cant get your blood sugars in line it will only get more and more painfull
I had to rite it all down what my blood sugars where how much insulin I gave what a ate how much I ate and I did need to use a scale and the book The Calorie King it was the only way for me now I can keep my BS where I need it to be.I know it is hard and it takes time and work the sooner you start the faster you will get there.
Best wishes

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