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Diabetes, nerve complications, trigger finger

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: September 3, 2021 11:40 AM
Anonymous 3 months

I am a 60 year old male who has been living with diabetes for many years now. I started taking insulin over the past year and has seen my blood sugar level decrease. However, I already have some nerve damage in my feet and hands. Damage in my feet (sensitive feet) has been there for a while now, while the one in my hands have come only relatively recently. Some of my fingers are feeling stiff and one finger in each hand cannot be straightened or bent completely. I know nerve damage cannot be cured, but is there a remedy to ease my finger situation? or to ensure that it doesn’t spread?

Dr Sashini Seeni 3 months
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, peripheral neuropathy, is a very common complications in diabetes mellitus, especially in chronic and uncontrolled cases. Some patients may have peripheral vascular complications as well which somehow worsen the tingling and numbness sensations, stiffness and cold peripheries.

You may try to consume vitamin B12 supplement and may do some exercise to enhance the blood flow to ease your symptoms and conditions. You may ask for advices from your doctor to have a better view and options on this matter.

You may contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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Last Updated: Fri Sep 03 2021 11:40:18 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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