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Is this related to my Diabetes? Pain in my thumb


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Old 10-11-2011, 18:58   #1
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So recently, my numbers haven't been great, though my diet hasn't been the greatest, but not awful either, but also lots of stress. I also quit smoking, so a bit of overeating... blah.

Anyway, about a week ago I've developed a soreness and a pain, right at the base of my thumb, and inbetween my thumb and pointer finger. It ebbs and flows, but its a general soreness and im having trouble gripping.

I took an anti-inflamatory this morning, and that seems to be helping a bit, ice also helps a little.

Is this related?

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I don't know if something that you are describing is related to diabetes. What have your numbers been like recently? And for the past month or so? If you have not been horribly out of control, it sounds like it could be more of a strain or pulled muscle/tendon or such. If an anti-inflammatory made it feel better, I'd have to go with it is just something you did without realizing you did it. How long has this been going on? If it has been a short time, I would give it a week or two and see if it goes away. If it doesn't, perhaps you should have it checked. It is so easy to have something feel funny in our hands that it is really hard to say what you are experiencing. Good Luck.

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I have to agree with Renee - if NSAIDS & ice relieved it somewhat, it's prob'ly a muscle strain.

NSAIDS work for muscle aches, inflammation (arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc), fever, stiffness, etc.




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sounds like it could be. go get it checked out.

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I've had a couple of spikes into the 180 range, but generally keeping between 110 and 130 (my doc recently cut my meds way down, and told me for at least a while to view 150 and below as my normal).

So not really out of control. Its been about a week. Hate going to the doctors.

Anyone else ever have this?

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I've had a couple of spikes into the 180 range, but generally keeping between 110 and 130 (my doc recently cut my meds way down, and told me for at least a while to view 150 and below as my normal).

So not really out of control. Its been about a week. Hate going to the doctors.

Anyone else ever have this?


150 is NOT normal for a diabetic.

i dont care WHAT your dr says. does your dr have diabetes?

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No idea if he does. But he is one of the founder of a big diabetic treatment center in LA.

It's not normal for a diabetic, but it makes sense for the treatment program he has me on.

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150 is NOT normal for a diabetic.

i dont care WHAT your dr says. does your dr have diabetes?

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It sounds more like a repetitive stress injury. I often get pains like that in my fingers and thumbs if I am pulling a lot of weeds or do a lot of writing. In the old days we called it writers cramp. At your next doctors appointment you might want to mention it, it could also be arthritis. Diabetic neuropathy is always a possiblity but that usually starts with numbness or tingling.

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(my doc recently cut my meds way down, and told me for at least a while to view 150 and below as my normal)
This is never "normal". Your doctor may say several things something but please make your strategy and aim for 80 - 120 as your normal range with an occasional spike uptill only 140

I've read every reading over 100 (fasting) and over 120(post meal) does some damage to your organs

About the pain my feeling is that it may not be what you are fearing, but pls get the proper tests from your doctors (none of us are doctors here) with regard to D neuropathy and keep your numbers low


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I was told by my CDE than numbers in the 140-180 range were fine for diabetics. Then I started to do my own research and found out that diabetic damage starts at much lower levels. A lot of doctors just assume diabetics will have complications and they just keep adding more meds. They rarely tell you that as a diabetic you can achieve normal bgs to preserve health. Normal bgs are 70-120. So I feel anything higher than that is dangerous. Just because your doctor tells you something is normal, doesn't mean it is so.

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