By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-09-09 19:26:33 -0500
Started 2011-07-19 19:13:59 -0500

I have neuropathy in my feet and hands. I was just wondering when you get your diabetes under control and in normal range can it be reversed. And also is carpal tunnel a diabetic thing or are we just more prone to get it. I have had 1 wrist done and now have to have other done also.

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Abby888 2011-09-09 19:26:33 -0500 Report

My endocrinologist told me that there is no reversal of damage that has already occurred. She told me I can only prevent further damage by controlling my blood sugars. I also had to have carpal tunnel surgery which helped with the numbness in my hands. Good luck with everything :)

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-01 15:48:50 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with neuropathy of feet and hands 2 years ago, hadto quit work, puit on shrt term then long term disability and SSDI. Ther is not reverse! You must live with it every day, but you take a pain meds to curb the pain n the hands. I had carpel tunnel in both wrists also, no way connected to what the diabetes does to oyu presently. Before you get any surgery on carpel tunnel, be sure you see a neurosurgeon for his opinion, see a well known one! I was fortunate to have the same one who corrected my spinal decompression 12 years ago, diagnose me, to get me out of work! Praise God for his being my neurosurgeon! God's Blessings on you and family, Grandpa Bill

Type1Lou 2011-07-20 13:05:58 -0500 Report

I had surgery for carpal tunnel in both hands but don't believe it is related to my diabetes. Rather, it is due to constriction of a nerve leading from the arm into the hand and may be brought on by repetitive motion…I would sleep with my hand bent in and in a fist. Sometimes, they'll try to treat it with a brace that stops you from bending the wrist so much. I have neuropathy in my feet but feel that I have stopped it from getting any worse with better BG control. Can't say if I reversed any of the damage because I still have some numbness but no pain.

ralph92 2011-07-20 00:27:36 -0500 Report

I don't believe carpal tunnel has anything to do with diabetes. My sister who is a beautician has had it in both wrist, she is not diabetic, but she does use her wrists alot. I t is from repeated use