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Old 08-25-2016, 16:03   #11
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Diabetes *may* be implicated with some of these issues, but its by no means guaranteed. My peripheral (leg/foot) circulation is dreadful, I have partial arterial blockages in both legs. Its OK for the moment but at some time in the future, there may be an amputation awaiting me. I have plenty of time to prepare. The thing is, because I have diabetes, the assumption is that it is the cause. I've been diabetic for 10 years. I was a seriously heavy smoker for 30... And my legs had already begun to show signs of vascular disease before the diagnosis of diabetes. It doesnt help, for sure, but it wasnt the reason.

That said, if you have no history prior, and your arteries and veins start closing down... Thats diabetes.

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Daytona...with all due respect to your role as moderator...

Can you refer me to any articles or science that suggests that carpal Tunnel is associated with diabetes? As I pointed out in my post, I have never heard or read anything about this....I am not trying to be a 'smarty' here, I am seriously interested....

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Daytona...with all due respect to your role as moderator...

Can you refer me to any articles or science that suggests that carpal Tunnel is associated with diabetes? As I pointed out in my post, I have never heard or read anything about this....I am not trying to be a 'smarty' here, I am seriously interested....
Sorry if it wasn't clear, I wasn't chiding anyone as a mod, just ranting like a regular person. And it's always fair game to ask for studies to backup my malarkey.

By the way, my favorite place to find studies is http://scholar.google.com. That's how I found all the links below:

Dupuytren's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and diabetes mellitus

Risk factors in carpal tunnel syndrome

Conditions Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lifetime risk of symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome in Type 1 diabetes

Outcomes of carpal tunnel release in diabetic and non-diabetic patients

That last one looks at the results of surgery for carpal tunnel for diabetes vs. non-diabetics. I spent a lot of time reading studies when looking into treatment options for my hands. So here's some more about trigger finger too!

Treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus

Injection versus surgery in the treatment of trigger finger

The Effect of Corticosteroid Injection for Trigger Finger on Blood Glucose Level in Diabetic Patients

Trigger finger in young patients with insulin dependent diabetes

I'm not saying that all diabetes get these problems, or that those with non-diabetes glucose levels have different risk. Just confirming that diabetes and connective tissue disorders (like carpal tunnel) are associated.

If you aren't into studies, a quick google search for "carpal tunnel diabetes" returned this as the first result:

Carpal Tunnel May Predict Diabetes

There are tons more if you try that search yourself.

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Can you refer me to any articles or science .....
Never ask a geek for articles and science....unless you want a boatload!

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Sorry if it wasn't clear, I wasn't chiding anyone as a mod, just ranting like a regular person. And it's always fair game to ask for studies to backup my malarkey.

By the way, my favorite place to find studies is http://scholar.google.com. That's how I found all the links below:

Dupuytren's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and diabetes mellitus

Risk factors in carpal tunnel syndrome

Conditions Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lifetime risk of symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome in Type 1 diabetes

Outcomes of carpal tunnel release in diabetic and non-diabetic patients

That last one looks at the results of surgery for carpal tunnel for diabetes vs. non-diabetics. I spent a lot of time reading studies when looking into treatment options for my hands. So here's some more about trigger finger too!

Treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus

Injection versus surgery in the treatment of trigger finger

The Effect of Corticosteroid Injection for Trigger Finger on Blood Glucose Level in Diabetic Patients

Trigger finger in young patients with insulin dependent diabetes

I'm not saying that all diabetes get these problems, or that those with non-diabetes glucose levels have different risk. Just confirming that diabetes and connective tissue disorders (like carpal tunnel) are associated.

If you aren't into studies, a quick google search for "carpal tunnel diabetes" returned this as the first result:

Carpal Tunnel May Predict Diabetes

There are tons more if you try that search yourself.

Ok, Ok.....I give! Seriously, I will read these....but they better be more than guesses or we think articles.....

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@imerictoo I'm sorry that you are having trouble with carpal tunnel. I have flare ups (type for a living) and know how frustrating and painful it can be.

How are you symptoms lately? Do the stretches help relieve the pain at all?

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Ummm, also, I was addressing the disappearing/appearing pain issues. Absolutely I feel that pain lessens or disappears when blood sugars are high for an extended period of time and once under control pain appears or reappears and then might disappear or lessen after blood sugars have been under control again for an extended amount of time.
Daytona, Thanks for some reading this weekend. I, too, have had carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and tennis elbow. My ligaments seem to be at the end of their warranty. : )

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