A quick warning about diabetes

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Type 1, Type 2, or otherwise...if you're diabetic, get it under control asap cuz even if nothing's wrong now it will catch up with you. I've been "normal" for 4 years now, but learned my recent hand pain is from diabetic chiroarthropathy (sp?). Kinda sucks...
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    When you get hit with this kind of news just think it could be FAR WORSE if you weren't so healthy otherwise; think well! emoticon
    3654 days ago
    Sorry to hear you're having problems.Hope it's reversible.Good luck with the tests.
    3663 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    my sons boss is has type to didiets , i am not dibeitic but had carpel tunnel syndrome in left wrist when my youngest so was a baby i had a carpel tunnel release operation it worked well ,butbi have ran in both hand have had two finger fused so far on waiting list for other fingers.
    3663 days ago
    Good luck with the OT and PT. Thanks for sharing. I have had numbness in my left hand for the last two weeks. We have ruled out a heart problem. Again good luck with the treatment.

    3663 days ago
    Wow! Thanks Alan.
    I have been having nerve pain in my hand lately, and not sure why. I guess I should have it checked.
    Take care,
    emoticon emoticon
    3664 days ago
    Wow! I didn't realize that these things could show up so much after living healthy. LuLu emoticon
    3666 days ago
    Hope you feel better .
    3668 days ago
    Sorry to hear thar...Hope it gets better
    3668 days ago
    Thanks Kathy. I will try looking at the site tomorrow. Sounds like mine is reversible, or at least able to keep it from worsening. But my Sahara are under control (A1c consistently 6 or less). Anyway...we shall see. Starting with least invasive treatment (OT/PT) and go from there. For now... no new meds and no scalpels/lasers :-)
    3668 days ago
    Odd, my surgeon and I were talking about this today, when I had the stitches from my trigger finger surgery removed... he said a lot of his diabetic patients had difficulties in one way or another with the joints in their hands-- and that about a third of his patients were diabetic. I googled it, and here's the web address... I don't know how to add a link on a blog response, though I'm going to post it on the threads so you can look for it. There are a lot of joint issues that are more prevalent in diabetics than the general public... the good news is, according to the article, some of them at least are partly or wholly reversible with good glycemic control...


    Good luck with yours, ALAN!

    Kathy emoticon
    3668 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    so sorry to hear of your new problems.......
    hoping with therapy you will be able to see some improvemnet........
    all the best.....blessings and hugs.............lita
    3668 days ago
    Were you watching your diet and checking yourself these last 4 years? The reason I ask is I have a brother with diabetes. He never checks himself or watches what he eats because he says he is okay when he visits the doctor. Ironically my brother has never been very much overweight and diabetes has never been in our family that we know of, I am morbidly obese but don't have it. That is one reason I am on SP. I am hoping to get rid of the weight so I don't get it.
    3668 days ago
    Hi Debbieanne!! This specific symptom was pain in my knuckles. It hurts like h*lol to open and close my hands. I do have ocassional numbness and tingling which is due, art least in part to carpal tunnel syndrome (confirmed) and a possible pinched nerve in my neck (not confirmed). The symptom that REALLY scared me was my fingers turning ice cold and corpse-white in cool weather. Thar turned out to be Raynauds syndrome which seemed to have been caused by a medication for high blood pressure (Atenolol). I've since discontinued that med (my BP has been 120/80 for almost as long as I've had my band) and that symptom is lessening. But the arthritis like feeling is the diabetic chiroarthropathy. Starting with occupational therapy. We'll see what happens before considering carpal tunnel surgery - which may or may not help.
    3668 days ago
    so sorry to hear that.
    3668 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    That's too bad, Alan. what are the symptoms you're having with your hand problem? Just pain or numbness? bumps?
    Get better soon.
    3668 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.