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36 year old diabetic having purple color in the fingers. Are these related?

my wife is 36 and is diabetic recently she has tried to control her sugar level and is doing very good but in the last 10 days her right index finger and two other fingers are purple it seemes like she has hit her hand with something, she has not , does it have something to do with her sugar level please reply asap thanks. RJ
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Aug 2012
Hi there.

When someone gets purple discolouration of fingers then it is either due to a blunt trauma or due to blunted blood supply to the fingers. If you are sure that her fingers were never traumatised then please take her to a vascular surgeon to make sure the blood supply is put back in place by first identifying the reason of this and then treating it on time. Do not delay as stagnant blood in the fingers can lead to infection and further problems. Sugars are not related. This can be a vascular problem for sure. Take care.
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