Smoking Gun

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By diabetes control Latest Reply 2011-08-02 04:10:10 -0500
Started 2011-07-29 22:20:35 -0500

For the most part every one seems to be handling their situation. Those BS readings over and 300 have got to be dealt with soon as possible. The medical community, doctors have something that will bring them down. Do not put it off, and say I will go next week.

Some damage can not be reversed, my feet have been mildly numb for 4 to 5 years, and in a way I caught the problem early.

Go see your doctor and do not be satisfied until you are under +200. My little party is about over eating every thing. A good breadfast, snack or lunch, and a mild afternoon meal will allow you some room for that last meal. If you go back after the kitchen is closed make it a very small serving.

I am steady taking data, this way I get to know me! Good Luck


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jayabee52 2011-07-29 22:32:48 -0500 Report

I think my diabetic neuropathy is easing somewhat because I am taking ALA and keeping my BG readings in the normal range. My neuropathy is not the numb kind. Mine feels like I am on fire from my knees to toes. I pray my nerves are slowly regenerating. I also have the numb (or tingling like my arm has "gone to sleep") from my elbows to fingertips. I can't tell with this feeling whether it is diminishing or not. If I can stop the burning pain I will be a happy camper.

I pray God's blessings on you in your efforts Lewis.


CaliKo 2011-07-29 22:58:32 -0500 Report

my question would be, how do you know the "gone to sleep" numbness is neuropathy and not carpel tunnel or MS? I ask because I share the same symptom in one arm…

jayabee52 2011-07-29 23:28:30 -0500 Report

Carpel tunnel is more of a restricted feeling from what I remember. The mother of my sons had carpel tunnel, and it was only on one wrist (she was a sign language interpreter) and she had pain which restricted her finger and arm movement.

Don't know about the MS. My sensation is bilateral and my groin area also is involved. I'd always taken for granted that since my legs & feet had neuropathy my hands and groin were susceptable too.

Hadn't really condsidered MS. So I looked it up. Here is a multi part article on MS from Mayo:

One of the symptoms mentioned is "Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, which typically occurs on one side of your body at a time or the bottom half of your body" Since my sensation is bilateral it is likely not MS (or at least I don't want to think it is — denial is at work here?)

CaliKo 2011-07-30 10:20:42 -0500 Report

I think your thinking is sound. My neurologist thinks I have carpel tunnel on top of MS… fun times! But at least probably not neuropathy from diabetes yet.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-08-02 02:47:36 -0500 Report

With my ulnar tendonitis it hurt from the elbow on to the fingertips. Sometimes up to under the shoulder blade. I also had the gone to sleep feeling, esp. during the night. Too mush typing on the keyboard can cause it to act up making my hands and wrists go a little numb. Other activities can bring it on. Ususally if I change the angle I am holding my hands it can ease or worsen.

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-08-02 04:10:10 -0500 Report

dealing with pain, strange where answers can come from. A doctor on a T.V. show gave this as a remedy. Take a bowl of raisins and soak them gin for a little over a week, then take 9 a day. I did use this, my spouse did, her hands would hurt something terrible.

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