The Pain of Diabetes: Peripheral Neuropathy

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-03-04 19:37:24 -0600
Started 2013-03-01 10:38:13 -0600

There are many of us who suffer with neuropathy. I know it is what made me start to wonder if I might have diabetes. I also know that when I walk a lot it helps curb some of the burning of it at night. I found this great slideshow that talks about the ways you can help overcome the pain without medications.

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Check out the slide show and share ways that you help with your pain.

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RebC 2013-03-02 19:09:15 -0600 Report

This is super interesting, thanks for the share. I recently read the book Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman, a very good read. The basis of the book is addressing what common problems can be solved by nutritional excellence. I don't suffer from neuroppathy, but this is one of the issues that Dr. Fuhrman addressed and said could be relieved, and in some cases completely reversed simply by a change in the diet. I highly recommend reading the book, as it is an inspiring read for everyone, with hope for those suffering from all sorts of diseases.

locarb 2013-03-01 14:42:46 -0600 Report

Hopefully this will work for someone…but, having lived with this for almost three years and exercising at a minimum of four days a week, there is no way that I can endure neruopathy without pain medication. I'm currently trying acupuncture again because chronic pain motivates you to seek relief. I think the worse aspect of this condition is that you end up isolating yourself and limiting your activities because you know that at any minute you could end up having to disturb what you're doing, or others who may be with you, to recover from random pain episodes.

Like others here, I learned that I had neuropathy at the same time that I was diagnosed with Type 2. I've managed to maintain "normal" BG for over two years and have done so without medication. The adage goes that if you control BG you control neuropathy. It would be great if everything worked as well as the advice and commentary that I read here, and elsewhere, actually worked. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

Exercise and balance are important so the information was useful. There are people here with varying experiences and at various stages with their health.

jayabee52 2013-03-01 13:07:57 -0600 Report

Intersting. It told more about exercises to help us balance more than how we can fight the Neuropathy without meds, but that's OK as I need to work on my balance more.

GabbyPA 2013-03-04 19:37:24 -0600 Report

Balance exercises are good to do. I had done them in the past, but have not done any in a while.

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