By joybell Latest Reply 2008-11-18 17:16:10 -0600
Started 2008-11-18 15:53:21 -0600

How could you have diabetic neuropathy if you have kept your b/s under control? I was also told you could develop a neuropathy anywhere on your body is this so?

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caspersmama 2008-11-18 17:16:10 -0600 Report

When I was diagnosed with type 2 my doctor suspected I had had it already 5 years before that. I was somewhat healthy then and hardly ever went to the doctor. I went that time for a sinus infection and he did blood work and 5 days later I was taking the glucose fasting test. And the fun began. So I had had 5 years worth of bad control that did damage. I only started having neuropathy problems about 5 years ago but I also have retinopathy in my eyes too. So control is a big thing. I do not want to go blind or loose a limb.

GabbyPA 2008-11-18 16:00:14 -0600 Report

It has been explained to me that nerve damage can happen with a reading as low as 140. If you are like me, I had diabetes long before I found out I had it, so the damage was actually what triggered my investigation into whether or not I had type 2.

Yes, it happens anywhere you have smaller blood vessels or nerve endings. Your eyes, kidneys, and heart are suseptable as well as your legs, fingers and arms. It is not all called neuropothy, but it all similar damage.

You can't really reverse it, but you can minimize it with good control. Also, keeping your circulation healthy is important, so exercising is a HUGE help.

joybell 2008-11-18 16:36:38 -0600 Report

but i dont understand if you are keeping your b/s down below 140 how could you develop this. When i went to the dr i was experiencing burning sensations all over my body and i had a nerve test done that was good. they found out that i had a thyroid problem, and they said that the thyroid and diabetes was causing this problem, and to keep my b/s down.

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