Numb Fingers

By Alexx_x Latest Reply 2011-06-25 09:11:42 -0500
Started 2011-06-16 20:18:27 -0500

Lately the tips of my fingers (the part I would prick) have been going numb/falling asleep. There are some fingers that I know I use more than others, and am trying to change that, but what do I do when they all go numb? I might expect a couple (the ones I use most) to do this but not all of them at once. Is there a reason for this?

13 replies

Narg 2011-06-24 11:54:28 -0500 Report

Could also be caparal tunnel syndrome. Have it tested, that's the only way to know.

GabbyPA 2011-06-25 09:11:42 -0500 Report

Yes, that is key. I think sometimes we jump to neuropathy right away and it might not be and it might be something treatable. Don't miss that opportunity by just assuming it is neuropathy.

re1ndeer 2011-06-17 13:19:01 -0500 Report

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Alexx_x 2011-06-17 15:29:41 -0500 Report

I had a look at the site but a lot of it doesn't apply to me. I've only had diabetes for a little over 4 years (not even 25 yet!) and my control has been very good up until a few months ago. The numbness also only happens in the tips of my fingers, not the whole finger or hand. Could it be warning signs for it though?

re1ndeer 2011-06-17 18:50:23 -0500 Report

It could be, talk to your doctor, explain your symptoms. Be totally frank with him/or her. It also could be carpal tunnel.

Alexx_x 2011-06-17 10:01:26 -0500 Report

I have thought that it could possibly be neuropathy but I don't know much about it. I told mom that this had been happening, tho it isnt often, and she didn't really know anything either. my next doc appointment wont be for a couple of months (probably september) should i be making an appointmemt for this? my control was good up until a few months ago, and now they're getting down around 7 so not too bad but they can be up to 17 or 18

GabbyPA 2011-06-17 09:42:27 -0500 Report

It could be many things not excluding neuropathy. But there could be other reasons. How have your numbers been? If you poor control, the numbness can be attributed to that and if you get better control, it can improve. I also take 600 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid to help that feeling in my feet. It helps a good bit and allows me comfort to sleep at night.

marla50 2011-06-17 09:21:56 -0500 Report

yep neuropathy. the doctor will want to do a emg on you. if it's not neuropathy it could be corpural tunnel. I have all the above. The best thing for you is to keep your bs in range. I sound like I know what I'm talking about. I don't,I'm just going from experience. Good Luck!!

Anonymous 2011-06-16 20:41:09 -0500 Report

You have just been introduced to a diabetic's old friend- nueropathy. Most diabetics have it to some degree. Sometimes medication can help, but if it's not too bad, most of us just learn to live with it.