I want to thank all of you and especially those who started this site.
I have been taking my Type 2 diabetes with a very "so what" attitude, but with all your comments and problems, I have come to a place where I now realize what a dangerous and serious disease it is.
I never knew that the pain in my legs, feet and now arms and hands were caused by neuropathy. I always thought that neuropathy was simply tingling in your extremeties, that it was annoying, but not painful. I have complained about the pain in my legs to my doctors (heck the last time I went to the Dr's office I told him I wanted my legs to be amputated, they were so painful) and neither doctor (the one I had and the one I have now) told me that the pain was caused by neuropathy. They kept me believing that the pain was from the spinal stenosis (I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis by a neuro surgeon some years ago).
So thank you, all of you, for making me realize that I have to start being more serious about diabetes. Who knows, maybe I can live a year or 2 more.
I love this site and I come to it several times a day, just to see what the most recent discussion brings.
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