Feet tingling diabetes symptoms are quite common in diabetes, but they are a sign of further problems and should be taken seriously. Diabetes foot tingling is often a sign of nerve damaged. Sensations like numbness, extensive burning, pain, coldness may also be experienced. Overtime the nerves may actually affect the foot’s positioning sense, and eventually the bones or joints will collapse.


Diabetes Foot Tingling


Nerve injuries occur because of decreased blood flow and high blood sugar levels. When foot tingling diabetes symptoms occur, it is a sign of nerve damage. It is not completely clear what diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) is caused by. It is known that high of blood glucose interferes with the nerves’ ability to transmit signals and that it weakens the walls of the capillaries that supply the nerves.

Studies have shown that foot tingling in diabetes may also be an early sign of pre-diabetes, according to emaxhealth.com. Just as lifestyle changes can prevent or delay pre-diabetes from becoming diabetes, a pre-diabetic can reduce and prevent nerve damage if it is caught early. Weight loss and exercise are important factors in accomplishing this.


Diabetes Tingling Hands


Tingling hands is often caused by the same nerve damage as well. Normally symptoms start at the legs and feet, and then the problem extends to the arms and hands. The type of neuropathy that causes diabetes tingling hands is known as peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is the type of neuropathy that affects the nerves that are distant from the brain. There are over 100 different types of peripheral neuropathy, and over 20 million Americans are estimated to have it. This is mostly seen in older adults.

If you experience hand or feet tingling diabetes sensations, it is best to see a doctor as soon as possible. The sooner the cause of the tingling is identified, the less likely you’ll incur long-term consequences. Do not suppose that diabetes is the cause of your diabetic neuropathy either. Peripheral neuropathy has a number of different causes such as nerve entrapment syndromes like carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve palsy, peroneal nerve palsy, and radial nerve palsy. Systemic disease such as kidney disorders, liver disease, vascular damage, and blood diseases may be at fault.

Alcoholics are also more likely to have poor dietary habits which make them more likely to have nerve damage. B vitamins in particular have been linked to nerve damage. Alcohol itself is a known cause of nerve damage, researchers call the condition alcoholic neuropathy.


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