Neuropathy

runthe
By runthe Latest Reply 2011-02-05 13:12:58 -0600
Started 2010-06-30 20:43:15 -0500

I went to my podiatrist today and he say that I have neuropathy. He said that I need to work harder on getting my blood sugar under control. He explain that I need to watch my feet much better to make sure that I don't get any sores on them.


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Richard157
Richard157 2010-07-23 12:16:38 -0500 Report

Neuropathy was discussed by Mays in this thread. I started having those symptoms several years ago in my feet. I also had mild neuropathy in my eyes at that time. Both of these problems are caused by nerve damage. Nerve damage is one of the most common side effects of diabetes, especially when there is too much high blood sugar over a long period of time. I was having good A1c's (below 6.0) but I had a lot of highs and lows. The average blood sugar level was good, but the roller coaster control with highs and lows is traumatic to the body and that can lead to diabetes complications even when the A1c is good. To help prevent those complications we need a good A1c combined with a control that is as as steady as possible. When I tightened my control more than ever before, and stopped having so many highs and lows, the symptoms of neuropathy and retinopathy disappeared. The only time I have any tingling or burning in my feet now, is when I run a higher level blood sugar for several hours during the day. A little bit of the neuropathy will then appear during my sleep that night. When my stable control is back, the symptoms disappear again. I can go several months at a time without any symptoms of neuropathy. The steady control and low blood sugar average is the secret.

r maldonado
r maldonado 2010-07-23 11:22:06 -0500 Report

i always check my feet after i bath i keep them clean and dry .and also put cream or lotion on them except for between the toes ..and when i go out to the market i try to put some walking shoes so n case i step on something sharp or stub my toe ..the best thing anybody can do for their feet is to walk or if not able to massage them daily to keep the blood flowing my younger brother is also diabetic and had lost some feeling in his right foot .. but with frequent massaging and walking he was able to get some feeling back but i am glad i found this site some times i long for some one to talk to and need advise .. thanks everyone.. much love

Kirla
Kirla 2010-07-01 12:42:35 -0500 Report

I got in the habit of checking my feet in the shower every day. Before being diagnosed I didn’t think I had a problem. Then when my numbers came down a lot my feet started feeling cold all the time and then the needle stick shooting pains started and now they just feel numb or tingling most of the time. Good news is they seem to be getting better all the time. I read somewhere that if you can keep your blood sugar normal most of the time they will heal themselves overtime. At least that’s what I hoping for. I got my A1C down from 14.1 to 5.9 in 4 months and it’s been below 6.0 for more than a year now.

Good luck
Kevin
http://kirla.wordpress.com/this-is-what-i-did/

EJMac
EJMac 2011-02-04 23:10:46 -0600 Report

wow, you must have worked very hard to achieve that. What an inspiration!

Kirla
Kirla 2011-02-05 13:12:58 -0600 Report

I didn’t think it was that hard. I just follow my diet and blood sugar stays pretty good most of the time. I get spikes once in a while. But most of the time my blood sugar stays below 140 after eating.

Kevin

Harlen
Harlen 2010-06-30 21:18:41 -0500 Report

Hello
What are your BS 3s running ???
You will need to always checking you feel I know I do I love them so I wish to keep them lol
Best wishes
Harlen

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-30 21:03:17 -0500 Report

I'm glad to see that you have been diagnosed by your doctor, it's all up to you now, this link is worth reading:

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/DM/pubs/neuropa...

Take care of yourself, keep us informed on your status.

~Mays~

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2010-06-30 21:14:23 -0500 Report

Mays thanks for the link. I am still trying to figure out what neuropathy is.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-06-30 22:24:07 -0500 Report

You are welcome.
Neuropathy is nerve disease, normally caused by uncontrolled, (high) blood glucose .
It should be taken seriously because it affects every organ of the human body.
Diabetics associate it with tingling, burning and\or numbness of the legs and feet.
This video explaining neuropathy may interest you :

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/687-dia...

~Mays~

runthe
runthe 2010-07-01 10:05:24 -0500 Report

Mays i just went to the link about neuropathy and it was very helpful. thank you so much. runthe

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