By Laurabell Latest Reply 2010-07-22 21:12:01 -0500
Started 2010-07-20 20:11:08 -0500

Hi all, I am new to this community. Just wanted to introduce myself. I have dealt with diabetes now for about 8 years. At first I was doing well, but recently I have not. As I get older it is harder to keep control. My Ac1 are still good, but I am now suffering from diabetic neuropathy in my feet. Very uncomfortable, also I am scared because I am only 41 and already having this and my Ac1's are still no higher than 6.5 ( and that is the highest it has been in the 8 yrs.)

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GabbyPA 2010-07-21 19:22:33 -0500 Report

Hi Laurabell and welcome to the community. That is a good A1c to maintain for so many years, so I know you will have some great insights to share with all of us.

I am sorry about the neuropathy and know all too well the discomfort of it. Keeping good control is key to helping it calm down. I notice a huge difference when I am in good control and when I am not. So as you gain the control you had again, there is a good chance that it will improve. Until then, visit with your doctor and tell him/her what is going on so they can keep an eye on it as well.

Harlen 2010-07-21 07:17:54 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Great work on your A1c
Are you positive its neuropathy?
I feel for you I live with pain every day so I know what your going thrue.
This is a great site with lots of good frends and info
feel free to ask any Q you have .
Best wishes

RAYT721 2010-07-20 21:40:47 -0500 Report

Hi Laurabell … welcome to Diabetic Connect. It's good (no GREAT) that your a1c is in a decent range but I have zero experience or advice on the neuropathy to speak of so I am not really a lot of help with that situation but surely others will have more input along that line. We have a number of active members here with far more experience with diabetes, control, complications, etc. and I am continuing to learn daily from each of them. On the support end of things, count me in as a friend that you can freely talk with about anything at any time. It sounds like whatever you're doing in the regards to control is going well but every body is different and there are probably more questions than answers that we will have for you such as any medication you're on, your menu planning, exercise objectives, etc. because each answer will spark different opinions and options. Do you have a decent team of doctors that are working with you? Because diabetes is actually several diseases in one what works for one person won't work for another. This is one condition in which you're not alone but you are unique. I may be the first to welcome you here but I am confident that you're going to meet many others with more experience to share on the topic(s) of concern to you. Let me know if there's anything that I can do to help but for now, just a sincere welcome to our little corner of cyberspace!

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