diabetic neuropathy

By mseidenberg Latest Reply 2010-04-21 20:52:56 -0500
Started 2010-04-21 08:38:37 -0500

I was wondering if it is reversable my feet are numb they burn and tingle at times my blood sugar is high can this numbness and pain be reversed?

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spiritwalker 2010-04-21 20:52:56 -0500 Report

Speak with your Endocrinologist. He may refer you or start
you on Rx for neuropathy. If you keep your Bg in normal range it will help. Once the damage is done its done. Dr.
can prescribe certain Rx Meds and creams which help some.
You may also need special shoes or inserts which can be
of help depending on the amount of nerve damage.

MAYS 2010-04-21 09:42:38 -0500 Report

Talk to your doctor and he \ she will schedule you to see the correct specialist, diabetic neuropathy can normally get better depending on the level of damage done to the nerve endings.
The human nervous system has a very unique way of repairing itself due to the fact that, our survival and all bodily functions depend on it.
Two of the major concerns that you should have concerning diabetic neuropathy are :

1) It affects every organ in your entire body
2) It cannot improve unless you get better control of your blood glucose level.

Any medication given will mask the pains and symptoms, not cure the problem, thereby continuing the destructive process of neuropathy.

One of the results can be the undetected beginnings of Charcot within your bones mainly your feet, and the failure of your organs to communicate and operate properly within your body.




See your doctor and discuss your concerns, the sooner you start controlling your blood glucose levels, the sooner the healing process starts.


Miminv 2010-04-21 09:14:26 -0500 Report

Have you seen a neurologist for your feet? i have had neuropathy in my feet for about two years, longer when you count up and down levels. Anyway, my doctor told me that it can slowly heal in some people. My feet were too gone by the time I seen the neurologist. I use a compound on my feet that the doc. perscribed of 4.5% Gabapentin powder,4.5%Lido and1%clonidine cream. This compound numbs the nerves and it also keeps my feet from drying out. I am also on gabapentin 1600mg three times a day for the pain.
If this is new try Lubriderm sensitive skin lotion might work for a while. You really need to see a neurologist.

GabbyPA 2010-04-21 08:52:46 -0500 Report

I know from personal experience that when my levels are in better control, my pain is less, but it is still there. It reminds me if I let my levels creep up again with that incessant burning! Argggg!

I read an article on a surgery that might help, but I would only consider it if I were in unbearable pain. http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/information/inspiration_expert_advice/expert_columns/garnero_0108.html

It is also said that supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil can help alleviate this burning. I did not have huge success with it, but others have said it works well for them.

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