Re: Diabetes / MS like symptoms - advice
It could be diabetic neuropathy. I am a Type I (juvenile) diabetic as well as having MS. diabetic neuropathy tends to be periphiral in nature (numbness, pins & needles in the feet and hands) there seems to be a causal link between MS and diabetes, although it sounds like you have Type II diabetes. Type I and MS are both auto-immune in nature. However, they are beginning to write about a third type of diabetes that people in their teens to forties are getting that is a bit confusing because it has characteristics are both types of diabetes. they refer to it a Double Diabetes.
i wouldn't jump to any conclusions yet but i would see a doc and mention it. be cautioned that they will surely blame it on diabetes. ask them if facial numbness is typical of peripheral neuropathy...