Living With Neuropathy

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-10-31 00:08:55 -0500
Started 2014-10-30 18:43:47 -0500

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes my sugar level was 892. My A1C was 17, off the charts. I couldn't eat, chew, and barely speak. My tongue was numb. I was immediately admitted into the hospital and they started me on Coumadin shots. I was later diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy. Doctors say that it most likely set in when my levels were so high. I have problems with my feet and legs but the worst for me is that I get hot easily and at times sweat profusely. I wear short sleeve tops and during colder weather I wear something over it that I can easily take off. NO, it's not menopause. Went through that years ago. I have a very supportive husband and family and that means a lot. There are days when I would rather just stay in bed but that is not the answer. I won't let DN define me.

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jayabee52 2014-10-31 00:08:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Bre
I have DN too Have had it for several years now.. I have the kind which burns from my knees down to toes and tingles from my elbows down to fingertips.

I don't have the sweating problem as I have hypothyroid and chill quite easily. That is the main reason I returned to Las Vegas when I left SF bay area instead of moving back to family in Nw OH. I would shiver for hours when the temp got below 70 f. Winters in OH would have been torture for me.

Valentine Lady wants me to get a power wheelchair so I could not have to walk on my burning feet, but I have learned that if I do that I will be not allowed to get on the list for a kidney transplant because I would be considered to sedentary for the transplant to be successful. So I continue to walk on the "burning" feet.

You are right staying in bed is not the answer

God's best to you

calayx 2014-10-30 22:05:49 -0500 Report

I found out that I have neuropathy in both feet last year. I went to a pain management doctor and he prescribed gabapenton for me. I have been pain free since then. I also sweat profusely too. Haven't been able to do too much about that.
Most days I would rather stay in bed too. I have to fight to get up too.

I know what you are going through. Prayers and thoughts sent your way.