By Ralphjr Latest Reply 2011-11-30 11:04:47 -0600
Started 2011-11-21 00:04:11 -0600

What can I do to stop my feet from feeling ice cold or on fire?I have tried creams and even soaking them in hot and cold water but it does not help.Sometimes it feels like I am walking on gravel.Does anyone have an answer?Thank you!

9 replies

pixsidust 2011-11-24 20:19:49 -0600 Report

I will not claim to know all the answers. My feet did exactly the same at first and it went away after my sugars got in control with consistency.
That not true with everyone but its a first place to start and a goal you must have anyway. Then I would look at the other options after you cross that hurdle.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-21 15:03:30 -0600 Report

I agree with Janfran below on the ALA but what really helped me was getting my blood sugars under control and taking Lyrica (prescription). Walking will help the circulation problems too if you are able. Keeping your feet elevated is another thing that my dr recommends.

realsis77 2011-11-21 09:59:44 -0600 Report

Give the diabetic socks a try and see if they might help you with the circulation in your feet. Its worth a try :)

janfran 2011-11-21 07:02:47 -0600 Report

Try adding alpha lipoic acid supplements to your diet. The germans did a study on diabetic neuropathy with great results

Ralphjr 2011-11-21 19:17:04 -0600 Report

Thank you I will try it and see how it does.How many mg. should I take a day and where can I get it.?

jayabee52 2011-11-30 11:04:47 -0600 Report

The generally recommended dose is 600 mg. I started with 200 per day and worked my way up. You can find ALA at most pharmacies.

jayabee52 2011-11-21 15:07:33 -0600 Report

I am on 600 mg of ALA daily and that plus keeping my BG in good control seems to have lessened my burning neuopathy pain a bit. It is not completely gone yet but I pray that eventually it will.

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