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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: | 2020/06/11

Q.

My feet are cold in bed and i struggle to warm them up

Dear Mr. May, I have been having some problems with keeping my feet at a good temperature and have been having pins and needles (around 1 time a week) in my toe. I am concerned because I have read and these could be signs of nerve damage from Diabetes. Please get back to me and thank you, Yours truly ...

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/06/25

Your symptoms sound compatible with diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage secondary to high blood sugars over time. Treatment would consist of controlling blood sugars, in case there is temporary dysfunction, but if glucose levels are normal, it may be that there is more permanent damage. It is also worth checking a B12 level as this can also cause pins and needles. 

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