neuropathy questions

By elwojcik65 Latest Reply 2014-07-11 23:22:17 -0500
Started 2014-06-21 17:31:42 -0500

Is it possible to have neuropathy in my feet even if I my BG is well controlled? I was dx in Dec. 2013. A1c was 6.4 in March it was 5.5. I have also lost 30# and do much more walking. I thought neuropathy happened to people who are in the more advanced stages of diabetes. Sometimes, it feels like the bottom of feet have a bad sunburn. I have a Dr. appt. in 3 weeks so will also ask him. Just wondering. Thank you.

12 replies

shorty1965 2014-07-11 23:22:17 -0500 Report

Keep your head up there is always something that's going to come up but you
Must always talk to your doctor and tell them everything so they will know how to treat you.keep your head up please.

funnygirl98 2014-06-23 11:35:34 -0500 Report

I peronally had my feet burn all the time which they still do since I was 22 yrs old. Then I was diadnosed in2001 with neuropathy which I was not diagnosed til april 2007 with being a t2 hypoglycemic diabetic so I don't understand why I develped this way b4 my diagnosis either.

GabbyPA 2014-06-22 07:26:39 -0500 Report

It could have started way before your diagnosis. Mine did, in fact, it was my symptoms of tingly toes that made me test.

The other thing is that it could be caused by something else. Like, do you smoke or have other nerve issues? I just learned that certain diabetic medicines reduce the vitamin B in our system that is needed for a healthy nervous system.

And sometimes, no matter what we do to take care of our diabetes, complications come up. Good control can delay them, sometimes prevent them and sometimes they come up anyway.

Glucerna 2014-06-22 21:41:46 -0500 Report

I'm glad you have an appointment with your physician, and you're lowering your A1c and getting exercise. I wonder if you have good-fitting shoes for walking? Your feet might feel better if you wear non-cotton socks when walking, because cotton holds moisture. There is good information here about how to take care of your feet when you have diabetes: ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-21 22:26:39 -0500 Report

My BG is controlled and the only time I have neuropathy is if my BG is high or I am finding if I stand long periods of time. You can't base your neuropathy on others you have to talk to the doctor about yours. Each person can be different.

kimfing 2014-06-21 21:23:11 -0500 Report

It may be due to being diabetic long before u were dx.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-21 22:28:20 -0500 Report

I could be wrong but I don't remember reading anything that says you can have neuropathy based on how long you were diabetic before being diagnosed. I had it at least 6 months before I was diagnosed and it cleared up once I got in control.

kimfing 2014-06-21 22:54:43 -0500 Report

It was just a thought cuz blood sugar could b uncontrolled for years and creeping up before u show any symptoms of being diabetic. I didn't sayi read it anywhere. Explain y my mom who is pre diabetic and she has neropathy? ?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-22 14:31:35 -0500 Report

I said "I could be wrong but I don't remember reading anything that says you can have neuropathy based on how long you were diabetic before being diagnosed."

At no time did I say it couldn't happen. Have your moms doctor explain that to you, I am not her doctor.

haoleboy 2014-06-21 17:48:08 -0500 Report

I have had pretty good control (<7 A1c) since being diagnosed 7 years ago and in the past 18 months I've gone from 6.1 to 5.8. In the past 6 months I've gone from walking 2 miles a day to now just being able to get to the bathroom (without aid of my walking stick).
I have no explanation … hoping to get one next month when I visit a neurologist