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Neuropathy of the hand

Started this discussion. Last reply by FHS Apr 10. 3 Replies

Has anyone heard of or possibly even had Neuropathy of the hand? I sure would like to hear from you!!! I need to speak with someone who has had this complication. I always thought Neuropathy occurred…Continue

 

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Apr 28
FHS replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Neuropathy of the hand'
"To add to what Dave said, any nerves that innervate tissues outside of the CNS can be affected. Not to get you overly concerned, but this is why PWD have regular EKGs and are susceptible to conditions like gastroparesis. Indeed, keeping tight…"
Apr 10
Dave replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Neuropathy of the hand'
"Whoever told you it was only in the legs (that's what I gather from your posting) was mistaken, and has misled you. Peripheral neuropathy can occur in any limb. It usually occurs in toes and feet first, because these nerve endings are the…"
Apr 10
Eucritta replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Neuropathy of the hand'
"I can't be of very much help I'm afraid, but I have neuropathy in my right hand, affecting the ring & little finger and edge of my hand. I also have some in my feet. Difficulty is, we're not sure how much is due to bouts of…"
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Neuropathy of the hand

Has anyone heard of or possibly even had Neuropathy of the hand? I sure would like to hear from you!!! I need to speak with someone who has had this complication. I always thought Neuropathy occurred only in the lower limbs, so was surprised when I was told that I "may" have Neuropathy in my right hand. There are other pieces of this story, so that "possible" diagnoses may not stand in the end. But I sure would like to hear from you about your symptoms and treatment. Thanks.See More
Apr 10
siouxhatpin replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Anyone out there have kidney complications? I have questions.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"rrruff , I had kidney failure that lasted probably ten or more years- no symptoms, just knew from lab work> For me the k failure was very gradual. Find out what your k function is and keep track of it and follow all kidney saving advice. Nothing…"
Jan 25, 2013
Andrea Wilkinson replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Anyone out there have kidney complications? I have questions.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I know it is *very important* to keep a close eye on your kidney function tests! My mom's varied for 1 1/2 years, but ultimately, she required dialysis for 9 months. She got a transplant last year and her kidney function still varies--depending…"
Dec 31, 2012
Janice commented on rrrruff's blog post 'Anyone out there with Kidney complications? I need your help.'
"Hi rrrufff, I'm t1 and I had a kidney transplant in July, 2011. It's been difficult for me both physically and mentally, but everybody has a different experience with it. I wasn't on dialysis, but I probably should have been. I…"
Dec 14, 2012
T2wifeofaT1 commented on rrrruff's blog post 'Anyone out there with Kidney complications? I need your help.'
"My husband didn't believe it either til he went in for dialysis surgery last Thursday. He's in end stage renal failure, so the symptoms didn't become obvious until he was under 15% function. Like Sparky he is always tired, and…"
Dec 12, 2012
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brokenpole commented on rrrruff's blog post 'Anyone out there with Kidney complications? I need your help.'
"rrrruff, Oh my friend I feel your pain. I went to my endo in April of this year and of course there was lab work done. He comes in the room and asks me if I was on dialysis and I told him know. He said that I should be. Then end of May I had my…"
Dec 11, 2012
rrrruff replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Anyone out there have kidney complications? I have questions.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
Dec 11, 2012
Jenni Haveman replied to rrrruff's discussion 'Anyone out there have kidney complications? I have questions.' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"rrrruff, I "second" lisa c's recommendation-- definitely redo the labs before you worry. I've been Type 1 for 33 years; my mom has been for 49 years (genetic link maybe?!) and is in Stage IV, just approved to get on the…"
Dec 11, 2012
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"hi rrruff, welcome! please join this group http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswithkidneyproblems I'm adding you as a friend. let me know if I can answer any questions. I'll be around tomorrow afternoon when I get back from the endo."
Dec 11, 2012

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Anyone out there with Kidney complications? I need your help.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:01am 3 Comments

I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 46 years and have recently been diagnosed with Stage III Chronic Kidney Failure (CKF). Other than the usual high and low BG's over these many years that all Diabetics who take Insulin experience, I've had very few other complications and no major ones until this surprising development. Problem is, I don't believe it. I may be deluding myself, but I just don't feel like there's anything wrong with me (other than Type 1 Diabetes, that is). I have no symptoms that…

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At 2:15pm on December 11, 2012, Marie B said…

hi rrruff, welcome! please join this group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswithkidneyproblems

I'm adding you as a friend. let me know if I can answer any questions. I'll be around tomorrow afternoon when I get back from the endo.

At 3:23am on December 11, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:50pm on December 10, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home rrrruff!!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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