You try to open the jar, but your grip has lost it’s strength.
No matter how lightly you try to grip, your hands hurt and do not
allow you to use them anymore. How will this affct your life or
the life of a loved one who suffers with diabetes?
Diabetes can affect the muscles and joints of your hands.
When you hear about the complications of diabetes, you usually
hear about your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and feet. But
diabetes can affect the muscles and joints of your hands, too.
Diabetes related hand conditions are usually not life-threatening,
but they can have a great impact on the quality of your life.
Poor blood sugar control is thought to play a major role in
diabetes-related musculoskeletal disorders of the hands. The
theory is that high blood sugars change the amount and character
of the protein and collagen in your tissues, leading to damage of
small blood vessels.
Three musculoskeletal conditions associated with diabetes can
ffect your hands: stiff-hand syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture,
and carpal tunnel syndrome.
When it comes to your hands, good blood sugar control and
exercise can go a long way. Keeping your hands limber will not
only lessen your risk of future hand problems; it will also
greatly contribute to your independence and enjoyment of life.
Ask your doctor about diabetes and have your blood sugar checked
several times a year.
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