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Vomiting, hand numbness. Have diabetes, smoker. Any clues?

I am recovering from a nasty bout of vomiting. Got sick last Thurs. and just back to work today. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and smoker. I was in bed (when not vomiting). I noticed right hand has gone numb approx. 3 times over the past week, maybe because I sleep with it under my pillow, maybe not. I did not eat anything during this period I was sick except for 1/2 bowl Cheerios, a few tablespoons of applesauce, 1 small tapioca pudding, and f few tablespoons of green beans. I drank mostly ice water and some gingerale. Kept checking blood sugar and noticed that it was going up despite the fact that I was not eating. Any clues?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Since ,how many days , you are having diabetes ?
What is you age , at present?
Presumed that your age is around 40-45 years.
A diabetic, numbness in arm ( mind it, it is not due to pressure exerted by pillow or head ).
This is an indication of involvement of nerves due to diabetes.
In my opinion , you should consult a Diabetologist and get his opinion.
Lipid profile is also very important .
Smoking is very dangerous for you being as a diabetic.
Hope I have answered your question.
If further any question I will help.
Good luck.
Dr. HET
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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