So this is the second time in a week this has happened. Tingling that starts in my fingers, toes and lips, then spreads all the way down to my knees and up to my shoulders. Quite painful burning, tingling and aching.
I would guess diabetic neuropathy, except that I’ve been diagnosed for a whopping 2 months (end of July), and from what I’ve heard you have to have diabetes for years before that happens (?). And I’m generally pretty good at keeping my levels down.
Here’s one thing I’ve noticed. It seems to line up with whenever I deviate from my usual diet, even a little, and taking extra insulin beforehand doesn’t seems to matter, because the symptoms seem to have little to do with my BG numbers.
The first time this happened was last Saturday. I had had a croissant with lunch and bollused for the 30 grams it was supposed to be. BG did not seem to be effected, and got up to 170 mg/dL at its highest the entire afternoon. It averaged in the mid-150s or 140s for most of the night ( the tingling and pain started around 5 pm). pain and tingling gradually eased up around 10:30 pm, and went away about mid-morning the next day.
Now it’s happening again (and I did not eat a croissant today. Probably will never eat one again after that!), not quite as bad this time and mostly in my hands and arms, but I’m really frustrated. Has anyone else experienced this, and do you have any advice for me?