By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-06-23 06:11:39 -0500
Started 2010-06-22 18:53:43 -0500

Okay, I was reading the Newbie post and the neuropathy conversation. It got me thinking and wondering. I was diagnosed with fibromyglia about 10 years ago. It has been going on for a lot longer. Any how, I have been experiencing a lot more pain recently, but it is in things like my knees and hands, back sometimes. Could this be related to the diabetes?

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GabbyPA 2010-06-22 18:57:30 -0500 Report

There is a chance that it is. How has your sugar level control been? If you have spent a lot of time over 140, then the damage could be taking place. Specially in your hands and feet. That is usually where it starts. I would recommend talking to your doctor to make a diagnosis, but this is something to ask them.

theladyiscrazy 2010-06-22 18:59:40 -0500 Report

My numbers were over 300 back in February. They are now lower but I tend to be over 130 in the morning (fasting can't seem to drop it) and sometimes through out the day. I was told that I needed to be under 180 after two hours of eating. Is that too high?

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 19:06:29 -0500 Report

In a perfect world, keeping things below 140 is ideal. In a diabetics perfect world, anything below 180 is acceptable, but lower is always better until you start to dip into the 60's or so. My morning numbers rarely are below 135. I try, but I just can't get lower in the morning. I drop during the day. That is just how I work, until I find that magic combination.

Jerry_Abrams 2010-06-23 02:32:32 -0500 Report

Gabby, I fully agree with you. However, I also remember that my doctor has told me in the past that your diabetes starts to damage your eyes and kidneys with any levels higher than 150. At the same time, to the other poster, having a reading of 180 two hours after a meal is a normal reading for a normal person without diabetes. Mine can range anywhere from 190 to 220 after a meal, depending on what I eat.

GabbyPA 2010-06-23 06:11:39 -0500 Report

Yes, you are right. Damage begins at 140 and above. That is why that goal is set. 140 is the max a non-diabetic will reach after a carb loaded meal. Amazing how our bodies know exactly what to do, until they break.

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