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What causes pain in hands and feet of a diabetic patient?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: My 72 yr old dad is having diabetics and cholestrol for the last 10 yrs. He also had a bypass surgery in 2012 and after that he is having tablets for diabetics and cholestrol daily(k-glim-m 2 mg daily twice and nurokind g daily once). He is having pain and burning sensation on main nerves and both hands,legs and too much pain on foot. Pls find the attached references and advice solution.
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Answered by Dr. Niranjan G (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like uncontrolled diabetes mellitus

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, greetings from HCM, I have read your query

The pain in hand and feet indicates diabetic neuropathy. I think he is not having his sugar levels under control. Better give him insulin after consulting with your treating physician.

In addition please check his HbA1c, microalbuminuria and thyroid hormone levels.

You can meet an endocrinologist and ask for prescriptions for these pains like gabapentin, neurobion forte injections . But I think he needs proper evaluation in a good center and need to start insulin soon.

Kindly contact us for more questions.
Thanks
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What causes pain in hands and feet of a diabetic patient?

Brief Answer: Looks like uncontrolled diabetes mellitus Detailed Answer: Dear sir, greetings from HCM, I have read your query The pain in hand and feet indicates diabetic neuropathy. I think he is not having his sugar levels under control. Better give him insulin after consulting with your treating physician. In addition please check his HbA1c, microalbuminuria and thyroid hormone levels. You can meet an endocrinologist and ask for prescriptions for these pains like gabapentin, neurobion forte injections . But I think he needs proper evaluation in a good center and need to start insulin soon. Kindly contact us for more questions. Thanks