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Diabetes 2 causes compulsions and parkinson's?
cjmmfgogetyoguns posted:
My dad's fingers must have no feeling. He is always picking his thumb and middle finger, its like a blood pressure tick. I don't think its "pill rolling" But he always has to touch something, he can't keep his fingers still unless holds something. He developed a compulsion of paper folding. He hides this symptom by reading the newspaper for HOURS. Is he losing his nerves in the tip of his fingers or what? He's a very moody person so nobody will ask if he's sick. He has type 2 diabetes and can't stop drinking. He over eats by drinking and he isn't getting the needed glucose.. I need help cause he drives and can't keep his hands on the wheel. We are going to be traveling for Xmas and I'm worried for our safety. I think he's just given up cause his in his 60s and doesn't care about losing weight.
davedsel57 responded:
Hello and welcome.

I understand about your concern for your father. The best thing you can do for him is to encourage him to see his doctor and manage his Type 2 Diabetes better by changing his lifestyle. Ultimately, it is your father's health and his choice to make changes. You can help by learning all you can about diabetes and trying to urge him to make wise choices.

Since most of are not doctors, we would not be able offer any opinion on the other symptoms. Plus, it is against the rules in all WebMD communities to diagnose or offer medical advice.

Bottom line is that your dad does need to see his doctor asap and make the lifestyle changes needed to improve his health.
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