I am also relatively new to diabetes; I was diagnosed a year ago in April. I don't know for sure if it's related or not, but I've also been getting "stabbing" pains in my shoulders, knees, along with the burning feeling in my feet sometimes. I have been exercising (walking) in spite of it all hoping that it would help improve the problems, but I still get the pain. I never had any injury and all this is recent for me. I'm on aspirin for blood thinning, and I've still had to take ibuprofin sometimes for the pain. My doc said I'm in the beginning stage of neuropathy also, but all this has happened really fast for me. I think it might be related, but I can't be sure. I'm going to the doc tomorrow for a follow up on my meds, and I plan to ask her.
"It's a jungle out there....."
Theme song from "Monk" by Randy Newman