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Taking metformin, glycerin for diabetes and advil for arm pain. Palm of hand turn pale yellow

Jan 2013
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my mom has been having high sugar for the past 3 days. the highest she has had was 300. currently its 240.
the medicine she takes for her diabetes is metformin, glycerin and she injects insulin.
at the moment she is taking advil for the pain.
she complains of her whole left arm hurting. She cannot move it and at times wants to just put pressure to avoid the pain.the palm of her hand is pale yellow and when she moves her arm she feels shocks. she is in constant weeping pain.
Posted Tue, 2 Apr 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 2 hours later
Welcome to Healthcaremagig forum.

Let me know why she is taking glycerin.
As such glycerine is sweet in taste and its use in diabetes has been defined.

Does she has cold left upper limb/ swelling in left upper limb?
What are blood sugar fasting & postprandial presently?

With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of obstruction in vascular supply of left upper limb.
Presence of pale yellow left upper limb suggest the diagnosis.

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ general surgeon/ cardiovascular surgeon and should for through check up.

Uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes is associated with multiple complications.
Obstruction in vascular supply of left upper limb could be due to accelerated atherosclerosis and it should also be considered as complications of diabetes.

She should go for complete blood count, lipid profile, color doppler studies of both upper limb, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), blood sugar both fasting and postprandial, electrocardiography (ECG).

Her sugar must be in controlled range for better living and prevention of complications.
She should avoid Advil as it contains NSAIDs and may cause renal failure if taken prolonged.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

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