I just wanted your opinions on the matter stated in the title - I am diabetic and up until now, I have had things under control for the most part, my blood level sugars being pretty what they should be and hardly feeling any more of the shakes and such with my medicine. During my move, I lost my blood testing kit and have been slacking off my my diet due to not having money while being unemployed. I have also been cheating more than normal as well. In addition, my new job requires a lot of heavy lifting and abusing the hands.
Anyway, about a week and a half ago while at work, I suddenly began feeling a sharp pain in my right hand. I still had my job to do and it kept getting sharper as I pushed myself. I then woke up the following morning with all the blood in my right hand blocked up and I had to move around my fingers for about an hour to get my hand to move again, but the numbness would remain for several hours, even up to half a day, afterward. After about half a week, these symptoms began spreading to my left hand as well, where the pain in both hands was bad when lifting even a light pan of chicken at my retail job and doing basic things I do all the time.
After resting a couple of days during my day off, the pain finally decreased and the blood circulation wasn't quite as bad during the morning, but the numbness remains in both hands and when I grip something for too long, the sharp pain returns.
I talked with friends and family about this and they seem to think it's carpel tunnel. The symptoms seem to match my grandmother's and she has it. My question to all of you is this - do you happen to know if diabetes is known for causing carpel tunnel and is there any treatment options for it. I do use the computer a lot outside of work, as is evident since I'm often around here. I could try to cut down a bit, but I will be starting online courses soon, so that will be hard.