Today, I talk a little bit about how metabolic conditions like type II diabetes contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Blood sugar control is very important, and this is best achieved in a two tier approach that includes carbohydrate restriction along with insulin/medical therapy. Lifestyle changes are important as well, such as exercise, stress management, and ergonomic optimization at your work stations. Ultimately, as I say, though medications and surgery may be necessary (as they can be when carpal tunnel is severe), diet is ultimately the bedrock upon which all lasting cures are built. Without it, you are stuck running in circles, or building a hose cards that topple with one careless sneeze.