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Hello. I had a bit of a scare today and wanted to get your input. Last week, my foot went numb and I fell and sprained my foot. I have been recuperating for about 10 days now and am getting better.
Today, when I got up to start dinner, I felt dizzy and very shaky. If I put my hand out, it was trembling. I remembered what they said about diabetes people, so I took a piece of candy and after a few minutes it started to subside.

However, I was wondering if this is related to diabetes. I also have Lupus and RA, so I figured the bottoms of my feet were getting numb because of that. I was told that neuropathy [not sure of spelling] is one of my side effects.

Would appreciate your input.

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Hello there, welcome to our community! Trembling is sometimes a symptom of low blood sugar but many other things can causes that. Neuropathy is a very common symptom of diabetes but I doubt that you have diabetes. Are you thinking that you might have diabetes? Nondiabetics can experience neuropathy too. If you are concerned about having diabetes you could buy a meter for measuring your blood sugar level and some strips and monitor your blood sugar at home for awhile. You can buy a Relion meter at Walmart for about $10 and a box of 50 strips for about $20. Test in the morning before you eat anything. Your test result should be less than 100 or occasionally a little over 100. If it is considerably greater than 100 you should see a doctor and tell him/her about your test results and your symptoms.

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Thank youl

I wrote an email to my doctor about my concerns. He ordered a battery of blood tests and a urine sample. I have an appointment for Wednesday. However, I appreciate your concern and kind reply

Hello there, welcome to our community! Trembling is sometimes a symptom of low blood sugar but many other things can causes that. Neuropathy is a very common symptom of diabetes but I doubt that you have diabetes. Are you thinking that you might have diabetes? Nondiabetics can experience neuropathy too. If you are concerned about having diabetes you could buy a meter for measuring your blood sugar level and some strips and monitor your blood sugar at home for awhile. You can buy a Relion meter at Walmart for about $10 and a box of 50 strips for about $20. Test in the morning before you eat anything. Your test result should be less than 100 or occasionally a little over 100. If it is considerably greater than 100 you should see a doctor and tell him/her about your test results and your symptoms.

Richard
 
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