When you have this disease, your body does a poor job turning the carbohydrates in food into energy. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Over time it raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions. It strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are mild. About 1 out of 3 people with type 2 diabetes don't know they have it.
If you have pain, numbness or tingling in your arms or hands, don't delay seeing a doctor. These and other symptoms can indicate a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome, which can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Long-Term Damage Causing Nerve Pain Tingling, numbness, and a sensation of "pins and needles" are all symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage related to diabetes. This is most common in the hands, feet, fingers, or toes. Controlling diabetes can help prevent this complication.
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Alpha Lipoic Acid is a vitamin like chemical called a potent antioxidant made naturally in our bodies and has been used to help stimulate nerve repair and studies even suggest it may help relieve oxidative stress in Type-2 Diabetes. It has the ability to help reduce symptoms of nerve damage including pain and tingling. Studies have shown it may also help protect the retina from damage caused by diabetes.