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Thu Aug 29 18:41:54 EDT 2013

Can you get carpal tunnel from being type two diabetes?
Asked By: marion123l  
Category: Type 2

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I also have a right shoulder problem from aseptic necrosis.At times i get a tingleing feeling in my fingers in the right hand and numbness.Also had a EMG test.
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2014-05-06 15:54:11.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Carpel tunnel can occur among anyone. It is caused by faulty nerves, It often result from repetitive motion that involves some types of work.

Be sure to distinguish carpal tunnel from neuropathy, a complication which many people with diabetes develop. Doctors generally diagnose neuropathy on the basis of symptoms and a physical exam, which may include checking blood pressure, heart rate, reflexes, muscle strength, and sensitivity to vibration, light touch, temperature, or position changes.

The best way to prevent neuropathy or any complications of diabetes is to maintain safe blood glucose levels, which will protect the nerves throughout the body.

Read more about neuropathy.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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