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Have numbness and cold feeling in fingers and toes. Suggest?

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numbness and cold feelinin fingers and toes
Posted Wed, 9 Oct 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible neuropathy

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People with diabetes get nerve problems called neuropathy. However before ascribing this to diabetes, other potential causes need to be ruled out such like EMG/NCV/NCS to determine objectively if neuropathy is present. However these are not absolutely necessary and good physical examination can suffice. Sometimes people who have poor circulation to the legs can cause cold sensation in the feet. There is a test to look for that; it is called bilateral lower limb arterial doppler.
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