can you still have a little neropathy in your feet and have well controlled diabetes?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2015-02-15 21:22:30 -0600
Started 2015-02-09 08:50:57 -0600

I've had type2 for several years and never been on pills or anything. I have controlled with diet and exercise pretty well. I have good numbers, and have never seen a really high number at all. test once a day, used to test several times a day for years. the other day, felt a "pins and needles" kind of feeling on the bottom of one of my feet. It lasted a very short time and that was it but it had me worried. I thought this only happened if you had higher numbers. My weight is close to perfect and I have maintained that too, as well as ideal blood pressure. My A1C is always below 6. always has been. I exercise daily. I watch my diet. I just don't get it.

6 replies

tabby9146 2015-02-12 09:12:29 -0600 Report

I am sorry this is happening to you. maybe it is not neropathy? hope you will see a doctor soon. I needed that reminder I read what Gabby said .I am in the same boat as you, no meds…though I was on metformin in the beginning for a while and lost all the weight. I have been doing real good for over 6 years now and this month I think, marks about 6 years with no medication. I have a foot that has been bothering me some, and I know I need new tennis shoes, and I am hoping that the way my foot feels at times, is due to that and not this. Good luck to you. keep us updated.

GabbyPA 2015-02-09 16:35:29 -0600 Report

Sadly, perfect control, tight control or no control....complications can happen. This is one of the most common. Some people never get it, and others like you, who seem to have things under wraps, end up with it. I had it before I was diagnosed, and some get it 30 years after.

haoleboy 2015-02-09 12:57:38 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed May 2007 with an A1c of 10.0. By October 2007, my A1c was 6.6 and by February 5.8. Since then I have been at or below 6.0 (5.8 currently). Within two years of diagnosis, the neuropathy was noticeable in my hands … tingling, numbness and lack of sensitivity to temperature. By 2011, I was experiencing those same symptoms in my feet. about a year ago the neuropathy had gotten so bad that I now have balance issues that affect my ability to walk. As if that's not enough … I have also had a stroke and lost the vision in my left eye both of which were attributed (at least in part) to diabetes … so yeah you can be "controlled" and suffer complications.


Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-09 09:30:26 -0600 Report

I have neuropthoy in both my hands and my feet. I hate it. I take meds for it, and that seems to help some. But I have no idea about your question. My only suggestion is to look it up on the web. HOpe you can find answers to your question. What does your doctor say about it?

Edie 2015-02-15 21:22:30 -0600 Report

My Husband was diagnosed about 3 or 4 years ago now I don't remember but lately he has had an issue with his balance almost every time he gets up. In Oct. 2013 they removed half of his little toe on one foot and the other one may need it soon. has skin peeling on bottom of right and bone growing out of the bottom of both feet again. He keeps asking the Dr. what is wrong but no answer yet.

Next Discussion: Sweeteners »