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hand going to sleep or numb
3 years ago  ::  Aug 06, 2012 - 8:49AM #9
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Hi, you would have to see a doctor to find out for sure.  But I heard on dLife TV last night that peripheral neuropathy usually happens on both sides when it hits.  I would definitely see a doctor.  It seems like a nerve but it really needs to be checked out.


3 years ago  ::  Aug 03, 2012 - 3:37PM #8
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I did have Carpel Tunnel surgery both hands about 15 years ago now having my left hand going to sleep in the evenings Ido not work any longer socould it be caused by diabeties ? Seems like Diabeties has allot of things that go with it???

3 years ago  ::  Jun 12, 2012 - 3:34PM #7
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Diabetes can also cause CNS damage when complications arise. According to the NDIC, up to 70% of diabetics can experience some form of neuropathy (, which can include tingling in your hands and arms that resembles carpal tunnel syndrome. Ask your doc to check you for nerve damage and see whether there is anything you can take or do to prevent further nerve damage.

Good luck!

kb :)

3 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 3:43AM #6
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Diabetes can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. When diabetes is long standing it can impair nerve function and lead to development of the carpal tunnel syndrome. High glucose levels can alter conduction and induce structural changes in nerves. It is estimated that at least 33% of diabetics have some degree of carpal tunnel syndrome. treatment includes protecting the wrists, injecting steroids in the wrist, wearing a splint and altering the job. Surgery should be a last resort for diabetics with carpal tunnel syndrome.

And also our longstanding arthritis could have caused spurs to form on the carpal bones, trapping the nerve and resulting in numbness of fingers. Any inflammation from your disease may also cause swelling within the carpal tunnel, which compresses the nerve. In fact, arthritis-related diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and pseudogout, are common causes of CTS. Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can include using wrist braces, especially at night; having periodic injections of steroids to reduce swelling; and avoiding activities that aggravate the symptoms. Although these measures generally work for a while and may offer lasting relief in some cases, more severe cases require surgery.

4 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2011 - 8:53AM #5
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I know its been awhie since anythings been posted but, I have carpel tunnel in both wrists.

And from whats being described,it sounds like it could be carpel tunnel,but you wont know til you go to the docor and they do xrays for you.

Thats how mine was found.And I have wrist splints that I wear as much as possilbe its helps,but it dnt help cuz I also have arthritis in both hands too,especially my fingers.

It does help with the numbness and tingling.

4 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2010 - 9:47AM #4
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Do you fall asleep with your hands tucked under your stomach at night? If this is the case, you may want to try to find something that will block the movement so this doesn't happen.
Have a wonderful and relaxing day!

5 years ago  ::  Aug 13, 2010 - 11:57AM #3
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If it is the whole hand, it is probably in a nerve from the neck/shoulder. If it is fingers, here is the test: the thumb and first two fingers is carpal tunnel, the last two it is ulnar nerve being pinched in the elbow.
I have had 7 trigger finger releases, carpal tunnel (both hands), tennis elbow release, and pinched ulnar nerve (which there is not much that an be done except wearing an obnoxiuos brace at night). I am very familiar with overuse issues in diabetics (T1 for 37yrs). Smile
5 years ago  ::  May 27, 2010 - 10:46AM #2
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On another page someone said that lack of B-12 vitamin could be the problem. Carpal tunnel is also more common for diabetics.

Can you see a doctor and get it checked out? In the meantime, keeping your blood sugars down may help the problem too.
5 years ago  ::  May 27, 2010 - 7:19AM #1
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can anyone help me not sure what going on. my hand is going numb
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