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Hi, I was recently diagnosed with diabetes but I am

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Posted on Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Question: Hi, I was recently diagnosed with diabetes but I am keeping my blood sugar in normal levels without insulin and I feel great except sometimes I’ll feel a slight pain in my upper right abdomen towards the side under my ribs. Also l’lll feel a pain in my lower back that feels like a muscle pain. I do work at a physically demanding job, is this something to be concerned with?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably the symptoms are related to diabetes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Diabetes can lead to a variety of complications.

Symptoms of diabetes related to musculoskeletal problems include muscle pain, joint pain or stiffness of the muscles.

I recommend to use a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen three tablets a day.

Warm compresses can also be helpful to relieve the pain.

I also recommend to maintain the blood sugar under control.

I suggest to eat healthy and exercise regularly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Hi, I was recently diagnosed with diabetes but I am

Brief Answer: Probably the symptoms are related to diabetes. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Diabetes can lead to a variety of complications. Symptoms of diabetes related to musculoskeletal problems include muscle pain, joint pain or stiffness of the muscles. I recommend to use a muscle relaxant such as Baclofen three tablets a day. Warm compresses can also be helpful to relieve the pain. I also recommend to maintain the blood sugar under control. I suggest to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.