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Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question



Thanks Pat, you are right he said nothing about either. However, I will try
my GP for further advice.
Hilly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Reynolds" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question


> Hi Hilly,
>
> There is the problem with your hands 'cramping open' (so you drop
> things) or 'cramping shut' (so you can't put things down)?  Whichever,
> did he actually try any of the things (i.e. drugs, injections of
> cortisone, exercises, splints) which _can_ work, and, he is right, are
> the first things to go for, before surgery, in many 'hand things'.
>
> What did he suggest that you do to try and lower your hba1c?
>
> If the answer to both is 'nothing', I'd go to my GP.  The hand thing
> should be routed through your GP to a hand expert, not treated by a
> diabetologist.  Your GP can do the easy basic drug/wrest stuff, if
> that's what's needed.
>
> Best wishes for tomorrow,
>
> Pat
>
> In message <004f01c1a270$ba6fa3c0$email @ redacted>, Hilly Beattie
> <email @ redacted> writes
> >Hi all
> >I've been in hiding for a while and skulking in the background but the
recent
> >mail on hands has got me interested! Last Thursday I saw my doctor at
Guy's
> >and raised a problem I've been increasingly experiencing. My hands are
tingly
> >and "freeze up" alot and I get cramp like symptoms in my feet, resulting
in
> >complete pain when one of them completely seized up for about half an
hour
> >(felt much longer as these things always do!) Anyway he replied without
any
> >introduction that he doesn't want to "drag in surgeons to operate on my
hands
> >yet as there are plenty of things he could try" Here's the embarrassing
bit
> >but after he said that he told me to come back in 6 months time and I
didn't
> >ask him anything I just walked out. I was upset as my HBA1c had gone from
9.9
> >to 10.2 overall and I've had two lots of laser surgery in the past 5
months
> >(due more tomorrow) but now I'm worried about what he meant! He is
leaving the
> >hospital so when I return it will be a new doctor. I guess thats a good
thing
> >as when I was telling him I'm keen to do anything to lower my constantly
high
> >blood he told me to consider myself lucky as he had spent the morning
with a
> >patient who was diabetic, had just had a heart attack and wa in renal
failure.
> >I asked how old the man was and he was 36. I reminded my doctor I was 29
had
> >everything but heart and kidney problems and was trying desperately not
to be
> >that man in a few years time. I think he thought I was being my usual
> >"difficult" self. I expressed an interest in the G.I index and he told me
not
> >to get carried away...still I'm jumping that I didn't ask him more about
my
> >hands :) Any suggestions would be great so I can go off and research it
> >myself. Thanks
> >
> >Hilly.      feeling a little better after all that strangely :)
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> Pat Reynolds
> email @ redacted
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