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Hands and feet falling 'asleep'/tingly?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Flutterby, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Flutterby

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    Kaylee's been complaining of this lately.. any ideas?
     
  2. giddyup_go

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    It *can* be a symptom of Celiac Disease.

    Edited because I read your signature AFTER I posted.

    So yeah, tingly feet & hands can be a symptom of celiac, which your dd has. If you're worried about it I would talk to the doctor.

    But I think that it's probably just one of those things she might have to learn to live with, unfortunately. A lot of auto-immune disorders come with odd things like that that are irritating and sometimes painful but nothing can be done about them. :-/
     
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    I've never heard that about celiac.. She's gf (obviously) and her last antibody test (in Jan) showed under 3, which is considered negative.. so she has no antibodies right now, so she shouldn't be showing signs of celiac..

    Interesting though.. I'll have to look it up, thanks!

    I just googled 'tingly hands and feet'.. first thing that came up was neuropathy.. this has me worried..
     
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    Pernicious anemia can cause that. You can give her B12 (sublingual in methyl-B12 form) just to be safe. It can't hurt her. But with pernicious anemia, the B12 can't absorb through the stomach, so it has be given by injection or through sublingual lozenges.
     
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    I'll see if I can find it for you. It might be more of an "adult" symptom (rather than in kids). But yes, as the other person posted, a B-12 deficiency and even iron deficiency can cause tingly hands & feet. At her age I wouldn't think neuropathy should be a concern? Doesn't that have to be a very long time with high blood sugar?
     
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    You know, I remember where I read it....it was in the last issued of Countdown (JDRF magazine). There was an article on the last page about celiac & diabetes. The tingly hands / feet were listed in that article. I wish I could find my copy now. I remember it distinctly because I have been having issues myself with tingly hands & feet, weird dry skin patches, other various celiac symptoms... When I mentioned the tingly hands & feet to my doctor he agreed that it *can* be a symptom of celiac and sent a referral to a GI dr for me.
     

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