type 2 diabetes with complications

By Brian514 Latest Reply 2012-06-04 20:59:59 -0500
Started 2012-05-29 18:16:19 -0500

Hello..my name is brian and i am a 52 y.o. male…avg weight…who has diabetes type 2 for 9 yrs now…also has chronic back pain for 8 yrs from accident..and recently diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy, diabetic mellitus, and today with gastroparesis…any suggestions ????…also suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.

15 replies

suziesgirl 2012-06-04 20:59:59 -0500 Report

Hello, and welcome, try reading a book called diabetes without drugs, by Suzie Cohen. It was a great help for me.
Best wishes

Set apart
Set apart 2012-05-31 06:16:22 -0500 Report

Hi Brian welcome to DC! Have asked you to be my friend! I am T1, and am still learning about EVERYTHING! Good luck!

Cheryl*G 2012-05-30 16:33:18 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect.

jayabee52 2012-05-29 22:53:30 -0500 Report

Howdy Brian WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

With Diabetes Mellitus (the formal name for diabetes — abbreviated "DM") when it rains it seems to pour at times.

As far as your back pain is concerned, you may not yet be aware of a "sister" site to DC called Back Pain connect. You can find it by going to the black band at the top of this page and mouse over "visit another community". You can use the same email address and password you use on DC to get in there also. I belong there too, so when you're there, look me up and add me as a friend.

I too have neuropathy, I have several different kinds, but the one that bothers me the most is peripheral neuropathy where my legs and feet burn from the knees down to the toes. I have gastroparesis as well but mine comes and goes.

Depression, anxiety and stress seems to come with the Dx of DM. I had those problems big time when first Dx'd. For me, they are pretty much in the past now.

I was Dx'd officially in 1995 and probably had DM for about half or three quarters of of a year prior to that.

So I want you to know that you are not alone.

Praying better health to you and God's richest blessings to you and yours

James Baker