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Suggest treatment for sharp pain all over body in diabetic patient?

I m a 60 year old male. I m diabetic, have been for years. Recently I was put on Novolin R insulin to go along with the 24 hr insulin. About a month after bI started the injections of Novolin R my skin started to feel like tiny electric shocks or pins and needles poking it. This pain occurs all over my body. I get sharp pains in my legs, arms, top of my fingers and toes. Sometimes it s so bad that I can t sleep at night. What is happening to me and what can I do about it?
Mon, 14 Jul 2014
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Hello,
These symptoms guest that you may be suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Tjis happens because of long standing uncontrolled diabetes.
Treatment involves prompt control of diabetes,using meications like PREGABLIN and DULOXETINE,injectable VIT B 12 and sufficient supplementation with VIT D.
Talk to your doctor regarding this and start a proper treatment.
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