YOUR HANDS AND FEET GET NUMB
Sensations of numbness, tingling, and burning in the extremities can be a symptom of diabetes. It can occur if an individual develops diabetic neuropathy, which is a type of nerve damage caused by diabetes.
The most common diabetes neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy. It typically affects the feet and the legs first, followed by the hands and the arms. There may also be other symptoms, like muscle weakness. Peripheral neuropathy symptoms tend to occur and worsen at night.
Diabetic neuropathy, apart from causing discomfort, can lead to numerous complications. Some of these can be serious, so consult a medical professional if you experience ongoing numbness and tingling. Complications include joint damage, infections, and gangrene.