hi, i have been having tingling in my feet and fingers for some months. i've been dizzy also. if i stand on my feet for 5 minutes, they tingle. if i touch something cold with my hands, they get very numb for a long time. what could this be? i also am having frequent uti's and back pains.
Numbness and tingling in your feet can be caused from a variety of conditions including neuropathy, anxiety, back problems, heart disease, etc. It’s important that you discuss all of these symptoms with your doctor. Keep a log of when and for how long the symptoms occur. This will help your doctor determine if the symptoms are related. Not every symptom is associated with diabetes. For instance, dizziness can occur with diabetes if the person experiencing it has a condition called “orthostatic hypotension.” With this condition, lightheadedness occurs when blood pressure stays low when moving from a seated to standing position. If your dizziness occurs at this time, it could be from your diabetes, but if you are dizzy at other times, it’s probably not diabetes causing it. People with diabetic neuropathy can experience tingling and pin-prick like sensations in their feet, but this usually is isolated to the feet at first and, over time, might affect the hands, but not usually. Same with the UTIs -- these may or may not be related to your diabetes. As stated before, it is best to review all of these symptoms with your doctor.