Tingling in my lips and other body parts

ann type 2
By ann type 2 Latest Reply 2013-12-20 01:34:52 -0600
Started 2010-08-12 12:41:30 -0500

I am a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic on insulin. My numbers are still high after a month,which my doctor did explain that this is a marathon not a sprint.
I have been watching everything thing I eat but I am still waiting to see a dietician. I have been getting alot of tingling all over different parts of my body but mostly in my lips. Has anyone else ever had this as well when their blood sugar was high. My numbers started in the 500 range but are now in the 300's and sometimes go higher and sometimes have been as low as 231

7 replies

NanaGiggles 2010-08-21 08:09:06 -0500 Report

If you are using a glucometer, I suggest checking sugar level when you get the tingling. I have found that when my glucose level is getting low, I get the tingling.

Lakeland 2010-08-21 07:52:25 -0500 Report

Have you found out anything more?? about the tingling, I re-read my post & I wanted to add. When I went to the spinal stimuater seminar about helping with neuropathy, I did ask about my pain & my diabetes, He commented that I didn't have diabetes long enough to blame may pain on diabetic neuropathy.

I've been diabetic for only 1 1/2 years. So I'm curious if you any of your doctors suggested it could be neuropathy? Thanks Diane

ann type 2
ann type 2 2010-08-26 17:04:58 -0500 Report

I figured out that the tingling in my lips was a reaction to splenda ,as for the tingling in other parts of my body I will be discussing this with my doctor on August 31.

MAYS 2010-08-13 18:37:53 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!

What you are experiencing (tingling in your lips) is a form of neuropathy.
Neuropathy is nerve damage, uncontrolled, high blood glucose levels contribute to this condition greatly, it can effect any part of your body, but it normally starts in either the feet or the hands first.


There are other health complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes:


Consult with your doctor concerning these possible complications and what can be done to prevent them from occurring.


Lakeland 2010-08-12 19:53:15 -0500 Report

when my sugar was 550 I went blurry.

I went to a seminar tonight on spinal stimulation and he talked about diabetic neruopathy, He said the tingling is usually in the feet or hands. I'm geting checked to see if my pelvic pain is neuropathy.

When a lady asked about headaches, he said there is a different nervous system for the face & head.

I really don't know about the tingling in the lips.


Harlen 2010-08-12 13:26:06 -0500 Report

I havent ben thrue that thank god but as I was getting my blood sugars down I had a lot of fuzzy fealings all over till my body was used to the lower #s
Now my #s are good when I go high like 150 I can get the shakes clammy and not feeling well at all same with under 55 I think back to when I was running 900s and think how did I live like that wow.
It takes time and a lot of work Just a little info cut the carbs like rice, bread,pasta that will hep you a lot as well as knowing how to count carbs
Best wishes

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