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.

Patty Bonsignore


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.

January 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

3 replies 2014-03-31 12:27:20 -0500 Report

I have problems with circulation in my legs…I am prediabetic and have a job where I am on my feet all day…I wear support knee socks but wonder about some of these machines that offer help with circulation while soaking your feet are they recommended? or just a waste of money

TopazDee 2014-03-03 18:00:58 -0600 Report

H there I have had neuropathy since I was 18 following car accident that has badly damaged my spine, only been a diagnosed D since Nov. 2014 so don't know if I would be able to tell the difference.
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dmbell368 2014-02-21 22:55:35 -0600 Report

Im dmbell368 I understand about the neurothapy.It tingles and prikes like nettles sticking your feet .What can we do about it?