QUESTION: I am 58 years old and my sugar level is normally between 100-130 mg/dl Fasting and takes Glucophage XR 500 mg daily . I feel body pain whole day , any relation with diabetes for the pain
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ANSWER: Hi Khan,
Feeling pain is a symptom typical for a lot of conditions.
Therefore, I need to know where do you feel pain and/or if it increases or decreases while doing physical activity. To make it clear, do you feel like the pain gets harder if you walk or do you feel relieved when walking?
Next, I want to know if your pain depends on the weather. I’m asking you this, because sometimes the abdominal pain gets worse during the spring and the autumn.
Something else, which is particularly important for the pain, is the exact location of hurting. I understand that your whole body aches, but I want to know if there is a particular place of your body, where the pain is strongest or it is disseminated.
Regarding your question, yes diabetes can cause pain, but generally, such pain is local in a particular place of your body, like limb, head, abdomen and others.
Besides this, feeling such pain is not a good symptom, because it shows the beginning of polyneuropathy. Therefore, in purpose to know if you have
developed polyneuropathy, please talk with your physician if you need to perform a electromyography. This is the only accurate test, which can show or exclude the existence of polyneuropathy.
I want to remind you something else: Generally, diabetic patients experience their pain in the feet, indicating the development of the polyneuropathy. If this condition is caught on time, it can be treated very easily with alpha-lipoic acid.
Now, let me tell you that there are 2 other conditions, which can cause body pain as following:
1. The first one is the Lyme diseases. This condition is cause by certain type of mites, which are living especially during the spring and the summer.
This explains why I have asked you about feeling pain particularly in any season. However, generally the pain is concentrated in the limbs, the lower and the upper ones.
2. The other condition, which can appear with body pain, is fibromyalgia. This is quite an unpleasant condition with unknown cause and is diagnosed only by your health-care provider.
In general the patient feels pain all over his body, like you, but the pain gets stronger under pressure. However, you haven’t mentioned such thing and I suppose that this is not your case.
However, the best option for you is to talk with your physician in purpose to find the exact cause of your condition.