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Fwd: [IP] Tingling & Numbness

In a message dated 1/26/1999 9:48:26 PM Central Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< I also have been told that  improved control on the pump can make
 worse. >>
I do not understand this at all.  Is this true?  Now that I have called the
nurse so she can start working on my insurance company and I am going to start
hearing bad things abot the pump.  I have not been back to the eye doctor
since I was diagnosed because my eyes are just now leveling out.  The nurse
keeps assuring me that I do not have retinopathy, but I guess that is my worse
fear.  I feel like I have such a fear that I am almost going to be willing
something to be wrong.  Have been trying to call my eye Dr. all week, but have
been so busy that I think about it at the wrong time.
Anyway, I thought the pump was suppose to help prevent further complications.

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In a message dated 1/26/1999 6:48:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<<  On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 "Kaliszewski, Kristine" <email @ redacted> wrote:
      > For a couple of weeks, after about a month of pumping, I got 
      > numbness and tingling in my feet and hands (like they were asleep).  
      > I've only had diabetes for 6 years and never have had a problem > 
      > before with neuropathy.  I haven't had a problem for almost a week 
      > now.  I always could still feel pricks and everything. 
I have been on the pump about two months now and also recently noticed
tingling and numbness in my hands and fingers.  I have been tested for
neuropathy in the past and told I did not have it, at least in my feet. I do
have carpal tunnel  syndrome however.

I also have been told that  improved control on the pump can make retinopathy
worse. I saw the retina specialist today and happily,  my eyes are still
stable (about 9 yeras ago I had repeated hemorrages from weak blood vessels,
with no obvious source orf bleeding --  no new blood vessels).  Maybe the
tingling in the hands is similar to what  can happen with the eyes.

My endo was seroius about the possible eye problems and I got a letter from
teh eye doctor before I went on the pump.

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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