Daily glucose & neuropathy

By 95ncountin Latest Reply 2013-04-08 23:02:39 -0500
Started 2013-03-25 21:43:54 -0500

Has anyone noticed an increase in neuropathy pain on days when your blood sugars are higher?

11 replies

deafmack 2013-03-27 08:45:55 -0500 Report

Yes there are over 100 different types of neuropathy. Hard to believe isn't it and many doctors want to help but have no idea what to do. Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes is just one cause. My Mother has peripheral neuropathy from systemic scleroderma and so we can relate. Joining the support groups helps as well. There is a national neuropathy association as well. All of these might help at least in the emothional and psychological aspect of neuropathy.

deafmack 2013-03-27 08:38:50 -0500 Report

I don't know about higher numbers but I do know when I eat anything with corn or a corn by-product I end up in really bad pain and have to take more pain meds than I want to. Hope that helps.
As a result I joined a support group for corn allergy/intolerance and also two neuropathy support groups. Both are on facebook. It has really helped me to deal emotionally with what is happening.

95ncountin 2013-03-26 19:03:46 -0500 Report

Thank you all for your answers. It's one of the most frustrating things I have ever experienced. It prevents me from sleeping so many nights. My BG has been up since Saturday so my feet are painful. I very much appreciate you all.

taking the time to answer my questions.

jayabee52 2013-03-26 19:20:13 -0500 Report

Please get your BGs down to "normal" levels asap. Perhaps the symptoms will go away after a while. Unfortunately it does take a while to feel the effect of the lessened BG levels.

95ncountin 2013-03-26 19:22:26 -0500 Report

Sometimes it seems like a vicious cycle. My BG's are up, and I feel crappy. I don't exercise because I feel crappy which I need to do to lower my BG's. Does that happen to you?

jayabee52 2013-03-26 19:27:42 -0500 Report

it IS a vicious cycle. I have burning neuropathy that seems beyond reversing so it is constant with me. I manage my BGs more by my meal plan than by my exercise. I also have kidney failure and am on dialysis for that. Kidney failure does take away one's energy and if I exert myself too much I get nauseous and want to vomit. So I don't exercise much beyond normal activities of daily living.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-26 18:18:52 -0500 Report

I only have it if my blood sugar is higher than 160 which is rare for me. I also have it if I am wearing dressy shoes for long periods of time and I am on my feet.

old biker
old biker 2013-03-26 15:26:06 -0500 Report

I would say yes that is possible. There are different types of neuropathy But diabetic neuropathy is common with people with high blood sugar levels. Everything I have read on how to prevent it or slow it's progress down says the same thing, tight blood sugar control

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