Tips for treating tingling and numbness in hands and feet due to diabetes

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Paresthesia, this term would be entirely new to you. But you would have known it by the complications. The pin and needles experience of a diabetic is what this term denotes. This can be a spoiler for anything. You would not be able to sit, stand or sleep.  If you feel that living with the discomfort of paresthesia is the only way out then this is a misconception. Moreover, if you think that there are no ways out to get rid of the pain, then one of the approaches with which you can tackle it is by keeping your diabetes well controlled.

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How is diabetes diagnosed?

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Diabetes is to blame for various other health complications that include heart and kidney problems. Often, people with type 2 diabetes never know it, and in case of type 1 diabetes, one may not be aware of its existence until it becomes worse. This makes it indispensable to go for diabetes test at regular intervals to stay safe and healthy. A series of medical tests are prescribed by doctors to diagnose diabetes.

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Women and Diabetes – Our right to healthy future

Dr. Kanwaljeet Miglani, Cluster Head, Amritsar

I distinctly remember the day when my mother called up to inform that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  In fact, I had only advised her to get a preventive health check-up done as she had frequent fluctuations in her blood pressure and recurrent urinary tract infections. She sounded very upset and somewhat scared and surprised as there was no family history of Diabetes.

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Six Important Diabetes Tests

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Type 2 diabetes is incredibly common these days and it has the ability to affect every part of your body, right from your eyes to your feet. One of the best ways to prevent diabetes to mess with your body anymore than it already has is to go for routine tests and health checkups. These tests will identify potential problems at their very onset that is necessary to prevent complications and provide effective treatment.

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Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

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People suffering from type 2 diabetes are also usually affected with high blood pressure. Actually 2 in 3 diabetics will have hypertension too. The scientific reason behind this association between the two is yet to be established. However, it is widely believed that someone who has high body fat content, is obese, eats high-sodium diet or follows a sedentary lifestyle are vulnerable to both these conditions.

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