Diabetic Neuropathy and Exercise

By jperson Latest Reply 2010-11-27 20:09:48 -0600
Started 2010-05-05 11:37:11 -0500

I have diabetic neuropathy. I have had problems with exercise. I have found that when I use my exercise walking tapes and work out, I usually suffer with an onset of a neuropathy attack. I recently met with a diabetic nurse source and I have been limited to walking, swimming and yoga (as long as I keep a watchful eye during yoga practice on any dizziness - I keep my tennis shoes on). Has anyone else been challenged this way?
As my diet gets better and I work on getting my blood sugar under control, some of the symptoms of the neuropathy lessen to some degree. I realize that the neuropathy is long term, however, I feel hope as I get the symptoms to reduce by blood sugar control.

3 replies

"LIL" Dolly
"LIL" Dolly 2010-11-27 20:09:48 -0600 Report

I have neuropathy too, but it comes & goes in my feet usually from doing to much walking, so I have to stop what I doing & prop them up for a hour or 2 then it usually goes away.

Signed Gwen

GabbyPA 2010-05-05 12:27:21 -0500 Report

Better control for me lessens the annoyance of the foot pain. I sleep better. During the day, I am too busy to notice the pain in my feet except if I do a long walking day, but nite time is the worst for me. So exercise is your blood sugar's best friend. It will get it lower, so keep doing as suggested and it will hopefully improve for you as well.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-05-05 11:50:05 -0500 Report

I have the same problem. They say that the better control you bs is the less problems you have. So far, I still have a lot of pain. I have it in both feet and legs. My doctor told me to get a recumbant (sp) bike. I am now in the process of looking for one I can afford. Sdwiming is good too. But I live 30 miles from the nearest pool. Sounds like you are doing what you can and that is all any of us can do!!!