T2 and hand damage

By Dido78 Latest Reply 2014-03-25 01:20:34 -0500
Started 2014-03-24 10:21:26 -0500

All these informations about Diabetes are too scary for me…
Did you guys hear about this one?
Research Examines Damage to Hand Function in Type 2s http://t.co/HdZbNBcDcJ

5 replies

IronOre 2014-03-25 01:20:34 -0500 Report

Based on my experience things like that usually happen to people who don't take good care of themselves, or don't have good medical advice . . . there are exceptions
So do what you mentioned in the previous post, and find a good endocrinologist. It really does help if they are connected with a good diabetes clinic because they will have better resources, especially for new diabetics.
Please don't let the stress of being a diabetic bother you too much, because that can be more damaging than diabetes itself.

jayabee52 2014-03-24 12:44:22 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing Dido

I have had troubles with my hands ever since I had 3 TIAs sometime in 2005, but from what the article describes it is somewhat dirrerent.

Please take Gabby's advice and read something uplifting for a while. There are some uplifting stories about PWDs as well.

God's best to you


GabbyPA 2014-03-24 10:41:59 -0500 Report

Oh crap. There is one sentence in there that really made me cringe.

"We're not just seeing the traditional diabetic issues with the feet and the legs, but we're actually seeing affects to the hands. We found changes to the central nervous system that are not correlated with disease duration or disease severity, but simply due to the presence of the disease."

That is a hard one to swallow.

Dido78 2014-03-24 12:05:00 -0500 Report

I can't read more about diabetes anymore! I'm saturated!

GabbyPA 2014-03-24 12:18:12 -0500 Report

Take a break and find some good stories. They are out there. Too often we focus on the bad things, but there are good things that happen too.