Re: Knee and hand pain in a type 2 diabetic
This could be several things. First off, it could be neuropathy. If it is, seeing a neurologist to determine the amount of damage wouldn't be a bad idea.
Here's the other (and equally possible) option. It could be mechanical in nature. I also have problems with pain, numbness and stiffness in my hands. It turns out that it's a combination of mild carpal tunnel as well as some compression (due to scar tissue from other stuff) of the ulner nerve in my elbow. I'll be going to an accupuncturist to help me with this and if it gets worse I'll need a small surgery. It's not diabetes related. I also have pains just below my knee and I know that it is a problem in my back (old injury). Talk to your doc about this too.
Best of luck. BTW, what exactly is your a1c? Standards differ between doctors. It should be significantly less than 7% if you want to avoid complications.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant