When Diabetes Becomes Painful

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-06-29 06:39:10 -0500
Started 2010-06-28 01:44:24 -0500

It's very important to know both yourself and your diabetes level of tolerance.

Painfully, I have rediscovered mine after a few headaches, uncontrollable itching, tingling nerves and frequent urination.

My part in all of this, consuming (3) three iced oatmeal cookies, ok maybe (4) four.
Either way it should have been (0) none.

It's been months since i've indulged in junk food and what a price to pay !

Know yourself and stick to your program.


8 replies

ONeil 2010-06-29 05:15:54 -0500 Report

I fine that every day I go though a lot of itcheing and some time headaches do to my BS being low but most of all It hits my feet more & more each time I walk, to where I get pain in them along with my legs as well. when that happen I stop what i am doing . but when it stars while I am out I just stop and go home That is not the only thing eather it is also very hard when you get pain in your hand as well and then try to do thing get harder to do.
So I hate be in pain all the time.
So I know what it is like every day.

MAYS 2010-06-29 06:39:10 -0500 Report

Thank you for your comment.
Please do whatever is necessary to ease your pain so that when you are out, you can continue to enjoy yourself.


LanieJ 2010-06-28 18:24:13 -0500 Report

I feel your pain! I noticed the nerve damage in my feet 3 years ago when I put my big toe up to the spigot of the tub, and couldnt feel the metal or the water hittiing my toe. Now I have almost no feeling what so ever in that foot, and the other is not doing very well either. I keep trying to explain to people that even when sitting, my feet feel the pain that someone has after standing 8 hours straight on them. It makes it hard looking for jobs, etc because of that limitation. Lucky for me I have a supportive husband that rubs my feet every night, especially over the veins, to ensure I still have good blood flow to keep it from becoming circulatory damage instead of nerve. Good luck!

MAYS 2010-06-28 18:53:29 -0500 Report

Ouch !
Take very good care of yourself and monitor your feet daily.
My issue is all about me being hardheaded, " If I stray, I will pay.""

GabbyPA 2010-06-28 17:47:20 -0500 Report

My feet will remind me of mistakes I make. Even a day or so after the indulgence. My feet really bother me more when my levels are high. I notice it more now because I have been in better control. So now they remind me that I need to be careful.

LauraS 2010-06-28 09:58:48 -0500 Report

I'm learning that the hard way too. I was offically diagnosed on 5/21/10, my sugar had been high for a while but I had no insurance for all the blood work, suffice it to say my a1c was 10.8 at diagnosis, it's come down a bit but not enough. I'm on metformin and victoza injections and find when I eat something I shouldn't, case in point a white flour salted bagel, I get very sick. We had plans to go to the beach on Saturday but that bagel I had on Friday morning resulted in such bad stomach cramps I couldn't go anywhere until Saturday night. This has happened with a few other foods that I now avoid, but I can't put this one down to a learning curve since I do know what I should be eating and sometimes fall off the wagon. It's a mistake and unfortunately it turned out to be very painful and not worth the moment of satisfaction.

MAYS 2010-06-28 17:15:55 -0500 Report

You're telling me !
Take care of yourself, the short and long term complications and worries just aren't worth it.