Chronic Pain and Diabetes

By caspersmama Latest Reply 2016-03-02 17:51:24 -0600
Started 2008-09-23 05:40:25 -0500

Has anyone had the problem with chronic pain and diabetes? After several years with chronic back pain and being type 2 diabetic I am finally getting control with blood sugar because I am getting better pain control. Just wondering if there are others out there?

63 replies

diabetic/chronic pain
diabetic/chronic pain 2016-03-01 14:29:44 -0600 Report

My Pain Doctor confirmed what I suspected for a long time that pain and diabetes mess with each other. If my sugar is up so is my pain and when my pain is up so can my sugar be.
Every 3 months I get steroid injections in my neck and back. Wow! You should see the glucose climb! It's common to have a fasting of 250 or more.
Oh well, there are lots of folks with more problems than me.

WASHED OUT 2016-03-01 15:34:24 -0600 Report

Steroid injections can cause diabetes, they also damage your kidneys just as the high blood sugars do. I also took spinal steroid injections until my diabetes and kidneys got bad and I learned about the damage they cause. I no longer get them and also nixed all the NSAIDs since they to damage the kidneys. Don't do like I did and land on your back in the ER by ambulance, to learn about these things. One of the doctors even said do you want to hurt or do you want to die ? I had lived and worked for years having to take NSAIDs and getting steroid injections. I am now disabled, because of many of the complications and damages of diabetes and anti inflammatory use. There are two ways to treat that back and joint pain, since the anti inflammatory meds are out of the question, they now have given me opioids for when the pain gets bad. I have learned to live with quite a bit of pain, your pain tolerance goes up after a while.

diabetic/chronic pain
diabetic/chronic pain 2016-03-01 16:23:43 -0600 Report

Type 2 runs in my family so I figure it was a matter of time before it hit me. My pain tolerance seems to be going down instead of up. It's like things that didn't bother me before now hurt like heck!
I try to stay away from NSAIDs. But the opioids get taken on a regular schedule. One of my problems now is sleeping. I sleep just fine in front of the TV but when I go to bed, forget it. Good thing I'm on disability too so I don't have to get up and go to work.
Do you have focus problems? Like I start to do something and just forget what I was doing and start something else. And when it comes to things like problem solving, not happening.

WASHED OUT 2016-03-01 16:57:10 -0600 Report

Sounds like we are very similar on the sleeping, I can sleep with the TV on as well and awake if it is quiet. But I also have ringing in my ears from the loud machinery I have been around through the years. When it is quiet the ringing is worse. I take a sleeping pill that helps me sleep, cheap gel tabs from Dollar General called sleep aid. Sometimes I do have focus problems, but I also have ADD just learned to live with it no medication. Sometimes I get hyper focused as well. My pain pills are prescribed as 2 x a day, I may take one once or twice a week. Watch those opioids the more you take the less effective they are and the more dangerous they are. People are dying from overuse every day.

diabetic/chronic pain
diabetic/chronic pain 2016-03-02 14:45:55 -0600 Report

If I ever had to stop taking all these meds, it would not be a picnic. I don't worry about overuse I have a daily allotment and stick to it. I have the constant tinnitus also. Spent 32 years around around noisy conveyors and such. I'm on a muscle relaxer to help sleeping for the last few days I've been out so not much sleep. Brown truck just delivered the script so at least I'll be sleeping at night again!
I guess my thing is I get so sick of all this bull. Especially in the winter when it's all cloudy and dreary. There is only so much television a man can watch!

WASHED OUT 2016-03-02 16:21:58 -0600 Report

I wish you a peaceful pain free retirement. I looked so forward to it myself only to be plagued with disease restlessness and pain. The only gold I see gets flushed several times a day and also through the night. Where did those golden years go, I heard so much about ?

diabetic/chronic pain
diabetic/chronic pain 2016-03-02 17:51:24 -0600 Report

Thanks same to ya. I had a lot of plans and dreams for retirement. A month after I had to quit work my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. A year and a half later she passed. It hasn't been a real fun retirement so far. The future doesn't look to great either. If it wasn't for my faith in the Lord I would probably just take a long walk and be done with all this crap.

diabetic/chronic pain
diabetic/chronic pain 2016-03-01 07:50:07 -0600 Report

I see this has not had a post for 7 years. But! I have type 2 diabetes and chronic back and body pain. I know I have spinal arthritis and disc deterioration but as for the rest of my joints hurting? My pain dr. says that someday they will name a disease after me.

WASHED OUT 2016-03-01 08:23:41 -0600 Report

If you keep your blood sugars down it reduces the inflammation of joints as well. I have the same problems from injury, disc degeneration and two types of arthritis one being RA. I was totally disabled 1.5 years ago and hurt everyday but if you get the blood sugars to stay in the good zone inflammation goes down.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-14 16:04:56 -0600 Report

i am in a lot of pain most of the time,but what bothers me the most is that i feel like lying down all the time from the fatigue. i make jokes to keep mr. black cloud away,it helps me somehow to play the jester! but there are times when this isn't enough and darkness roars in like a devouring lion! what can a person do when their body hurts and their mind does too?

steadb 2008-12-14 16:35:14 -0600 Report

You should post that question as a discussion topic. It strikes me as a big question which deserves its own thread.

Thanks for your involvement.


caragypsy 2008-12-05 16:17:25 -0600 Report

When my pain is really bad my BS gos up a lot. My Dr. just started me on Gabapentin last week. And then put me on fentanyl pain patch 2 days ago. Cara

Edie 2008-10-14 10:14:20 -0500 Report

My Hobby is Quilting and it helps me to stay busy. I bought my self a new Quilting Book on Learn To Machine Quilt. I have already read half of it today. Reading and Quilting keeps my mind off the pain more than anything else does. LOL I hope we can all have less pain with diffeent things to keep us all busy. Have a good nite.
Your Friend Always;

ms. rose
ms. rose 2008-12-05 11:02:48 -0600 Report

Well, I'm new here, but quite familiar with chronic pain that often comes from the diabetes. My experience is that I could be doing anything (cooking, laundry, shopping, reading, or just playing with my new granddaughter) and suddenly, sharp pains converge in my legs, hands, arms or feet. I wonder too, if it could be due largely to the side-affects of the medications I take or have taken in the past, that still may be in my system? Its interesting to know also, that its not something I've psychologically came up with, cause its hard to convey what you may be experiencing to someone who doesn't seem to understand what you're talking about.I'm so glad this website has provided me with so many other people who are experiencing similar problems. To every one who contributed to this discussion, thanks so much for your feedback. Please keep sharing.
New diabetics are looking for answers and support, like me.

lawrence 2008-10-14 06:41:40 -0500 Report

count me in too . I have chronin pain in my back from two surgeries. I've had a discectomy and fusion . I do have my blood sugers under control. I do take meds for it and lucky it hasnt messed with my sugers . I know that sometimes you want to give up, but you have to go on . what works for me is to try to keep busy and not think about it I know thats easier said than done , but it does help . also try a hobby . I like to wood carv and paint . sometimes that helps . so don't give up.

caspersmama 2008-10-14 08:57:41 -0500 Report

My hobby is the computer. I play online games. Also I have a heating pad on my back at all times when I am sitting at home. My sugar goes up when I have to take the steroid shots sometimes to almost 600. I hate those times. I have to start another round of shots in the next month.

Edie 2008-10-14 10:11:46 -0500 Report

When you go in for the shots ask them if there is something you can do before going in that may help keep your BG down while going through the shots. They may have some knowledge in Diabetes to help you out a bit.
Your Friend Always;

caspersmama 2008-10-14 11:31:35 -0500 Report

Doctor gave me some fast acting insulin to use. But it is still a weird feeling when my numbers never get above 200 these days. and then go up to 600 in a short time.

Edie 2008-10-14 23:08:34 -0500 Report

Mine has been staying down since I bottomed out awhile back and then yesterday they shot up over 200 and this time it was accompanied by chest pains so I took Nitro and went to bed still some pressure in the chest area but not as bad today. So I know that when it shots up there could be something else causeing it to go up. I am not leaving the house today. Will see alot of me on here today. I'm going to post my numbers for yesterday shortly. I was in bed last nite by 7:30 and back up at 4 this morning. Hope today goes better than yesterday, Have a great day all. I know I'm going to try to have a great day. Numbers will be low today as I won't be walking as much as usually.
Your friend always;

Lanore 2008-10-13 02:33:56 -0500 Report

Have a question, I have just started taking a new med for pain Ultram 50mg about a two weeks ago,but i also have to let off of the old one I am on as well, My question Will this throw my numbers off for a while?? I seem to be having high reading at the time in the 200's after dinner, and I am not too happy about it, yet that is the onlt thing that has changed. Thanks. Lanore

Anonymous 2008-10-13 03:07:23 -0500 Report

Actually I take this med also and it is not considered as bad as a full narcotic. I use to take Lortab and my numbers were horrible because once the pill wore off the pain came back bad. I do not have that as much with the Ultram. Did you know that there is a generic for this med? I do not know about your insurance but mine only pays for the generic one. I get 60 for 8 dollars.

Lanore 2008-10-13 03:20:41 -0500 Report

Thanks, yes I know about the generic. Guess i need to sit back and just relax and wait for them to come down agian, though my pain level is not bad at all.

Edie 2008-10-13 12:50:41 -0500 Report

Every person's body is different and it takes time for any change in Meds to adjust to our bodies so That is normal and usually after a month things tapper off. So give yourself a break and relax.
Have a good nite and talk to you tomorrow.
Your Friend always;

Lanore 2008-10-14 05:28:02 -0500 Report

Thanks Edie, You are right and things are already going back to normal…well normal for me…lol. Lanore

Teri25 2008-10-09 11:16:29 -0500 Report

I have chronic back pain due to my schololis. But i do notice that when my back hurts my numbers go up. I have to take musle relaxers when it gets really bad.

Edie 2008-10-11 07:59:15 -0500 Report

I block out the pain and my numbers come down with it. I learned back in 1992 how to do this and it has helped me very much as I don't like taking alot of pills but as my health has gone down the pills have gone up. LOL If you have children and can block out their aruging then you can block out pain. It is the same principal just on the body instead of on the family.

Edie 2008-10-09 10:20:12 -0500 Report

I was asked to do an Article on how to block out Pain the way I do it. I have no links for it so couldn't post one will start a Discussion on it instead later. Hope it helps someone besides me. Thanks for letting me speak here. I also contacted a collage about Herbal Medicine and they have 3 levels I can do from home. The first level costs $2,000 that is alot of money when I can afford it I will take the course unless I find one cheaper somewhere else.

mcmbkk 2016-03-01 20:20:43 -0600 Report

Try the YMCA, the local senior center and your local parks and recreation center educational offerings. $2000 is too high for that course.

neighbor - 24083
neighbor - 24083 2008-10-07 17:11:13 -0500 Report

Have redness in legs below the knees, terrible pain in right knee, pain and weekness in both legs, think it could be neuropathy? No doctor will diagnose, have no insurance. Also tingeling and numbess in hands and feet. Pain is getting unbearable, sugestions?

Edie 2008-10-08 14:03:01 -0500 Report

If there is any free Clinics around you go to one of them or to the ER and take the Bill into the Welfare Office of your county. If you don't have insurance they have to help you. If you can't get help there write to your congressmen or Senators. Also try to soak in a warm tub with Epsom Salts for atleast 15 mins each day that has helped me alot and also if you have kids use the same tenique you use to block them out when fighting with each other to block out the pain for awhile each day. As you do this it gets easier each time you do this. I know as I use it all the time and have since 1991 Late Nov. to be exact. I went to the Cronic Pain Clinic at the University of Michigan for 18 months and they taught me how to use my mothers blocking of my kids and husband out when I was reading. I block out everything even the phone and Tv when reading so I was able to block out pain quicker than they thought it would take me.

Jubedo 2008-10-08 21:29:33 -0500 Report

I also have CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) and fibromyalgia, which makes for a terrible combination. The pain seems to be worse when there are storm fronts coming or the weather turns cold in the winter time. I am on narcotica and anti-inflamitories, plus anti-seizsure meds for pain control, and most of the time, they keep my pain levels at around a 4-6, but my BS go through the roof when the pain goes above a 6.(over 350)Then the dr. wants to give me prednisone injections, which of course makes my BS go even higher. It's a real balancing act, but since I live in a small town, there isn't an endocrinologist within 110 miles of here, so we do the best we can. I just try to really watch my diet, and stay compliant with my meds, and pace myself as best I can. Stress is another big factor. Anybody else?

dj7110 2008-10-07 15:03:39 -0500 Report

I also have cronic pain. I am on the duragesic fentynal patch every three days and recieve cortazone injections in my spine every 6 weeks to help. I have multiple hurniated discs in my back and disc degeneration throughout my spine. as well as arthriitis. This seams to give the most relief. However when i get the cortazone shots it raises my sugars high. first couple times i had these shots i had readings in excess of 500 as they wouldn't read on my meter other than high. So I need to extra insulin and closely moniter my sugars for a couple days after recieving the cortazone.

Edie 2008-10-07 15:21:38 -0500 Report

Have you ever gone to a Chronic Pain Clinic? It worked wonders for me. I learned how to block out the pain and used less pain meds for years. Then I had my first Heart Attack and had to stop blocking it out as I was doing that when I had my Heart Attack and didn't realize it at the time. Now I stop blocking it at a #5 and use the pain meds again. Don't want another Heart Attack ever. Let me know how your feeling. Also ask your Dr. If you need to take the insulin before the other shots to help keep your BG down after the other shots. I always took my oral Meds just before my shots in the back in the early 90's. It helped alot. Never over 180 when I did that.

dj7110 2008-10-07 15:50:06 -0500 Report

I've been sent to pain management and also have physical therapy aproximatly once a yr when my insurance4 covers it. I use an electric wheelchair to help me get around most of the time. but for the first couople of weeks after my spinal injections when the pain isn't too bad use my wheeled walker instead. to help with high sugars after the cortazone I just end up taking extra humalog insulin at my regular times. this is a fast acting insulin which i have to keep the shots spaced out at least 4 hours between shots and take with my meals.. so the extra insulin is just calibrated in with my sugar readings prior to my meals.

DonnaAnn 2008-10-06 22:12:35 -0500 Report

I have arthritis in my spine and upper back. many meds for many differnt things affect your pain. its a side effect of the medication. If you read the inserts to medications, some will say that it will cause problems with any one who has arthritis or it may all by itself cause joint inflamation. If you are getting pain from a medicine, ask your doctor how you can alliviate it or find another med. Biofreeze is really good for joint pain.

Edie 2008-10-07 03:42:09 -0500 Report

Icy cold is also good I get it from Dollar General and It costs only about $1.50 a jar and it lasts agood long time it doesn't take much and gets hot as you rub it in. The heat feels real good sometimes for me.
I lave to massage in Oil of Aloe into my feet at nite I just rub off the excess that gets between the toes and my feet have started to feel better also. I start at my ankles and go down from there I don't stop till the pain has gone away and then I don't feel as much the next nite either.I got two Massage books to teach my self how to give better Massages the old folks in the Nursing Homes really like it so I decided to learn how to give better ones and I have found ways to do self massage on different areas of my own body as well. Every little bit helps. I have Bill massage my back and tell him how to do it to get the maxumim releaf form the pain.

Lucille Marie
Lucille Marie 2008-10-06 16:11:34 -0500 Report

Hi, I am a diabetic myself and I currently take Lyrica 50mg three times a day. I was officially diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy about 6 months ago. For quite sometime, my feet and lower legs just didn't feel right, but I couldn't put my finger on it.

Foot doctor tried cortisone shots to my feet with no change. I really couldn't describe what was happening, being I don't have a nerve in my left foot. It was surgically removed in 1998.

She then said "let's try Lyrica". So we did. Its a night and day difference. I love to have my feet rubbed now.

Edie 2008-10-06 12:53:38 -0500 Report

Back in 1991 the Sat. before Thanksgiving I was unloading a porduce pallet and it was loaded over my head. When I was bringing the produce down it shifted and hit me in the shoulder and neck on my left side. I continued to work the rest of my shift and within 1 hour of that happening I could not move the left arm without pain shooting up and down my back. So I used my right hand to ring up all orders coming through my speedy lane ant Giant Family Center at the end of my shift I went home and had my husband gointo the Hosp. ER with me and found out I had twisted my spine in 6 places. I was not allowed to use that arm or lift anything over 5 # for 6 weeks. During this time I changed Drs. Because the one I was seeing said I would not get any better and that I had to learn to live with the pain and grin and bear it. Well if there is pain there is a reason for it and they should be able to help get rid of it. My new Dr. sent me to Ann Arbor, MI and I was in the Cronic Pain Clinic for almost 1 year. I learned how to block pain out upto a 10 then I had to hold onto things to be able to walk and I couldn't block the pain any longer. I have proved the Drs. wrong I'm still on my feet and am still going not as strong as I once was but still moving with out being in a wheelchair. I have been doing good for the last 11 years. Now having more trouble blocking out the pain I can't anymore for fear of another heartattaack. But it is possible to block it out with out pain medication I did for years.

lula - 22172
lula - 22172 2008-10-05 15:37:52 -0500 Report

i have had constant back pain for a number of years. have had diabetes and on insulin since 1977. my sugars have been on ups and downs especially for the last six months or so. my neuropty has gotten worse has traveled from feet up my legs. have an appointment with dr. in the am hope she can give me some advise. if she does will come back to you. if you find out anything send me the info…

Maxine E. Frederick
Maxine E. Frederick 2008-10-05 11:33:14 -0500 Report

Yes I am a type 1 and I stay in pain neck,back,etc. Right now I'm getting blocks for the nerves in my neck.The verabates is pressing on it.So yes I can feel your pain.(7yrs.)

queen of flirts
queen of flirts 2008-10-04 16:25:31 -0500 Report

For years I have suffered with back pain, leg pain, and pain,(tingling) in my hands and feet. I have for almost a month been on Gabapentin 100 MG three times a day. I noted after a week of taking the meds I have less pain and my blood sugar is closer to and sometimes a little less than 100. At first I was still having to take a couple of Vicatin a day to help with the pain. They made me crave all foods,any foods all day. But, now I rarely need Vicatin and my appetit is under control for the first time in my life, Having only type 2 diabetes just diagnosed 5 years ago I never thought of the pain being from my blood sugar levels till I got on the net and started studying my symptoms. I thought they were from being over weight and getting older. Some are but not all. I contacted the Doctor and got put on the Gabapentin with in a week.

junior dudley
junior dudley 2008-10-05 01:52:36 -0500 Report

I,to, am a diabetic; take four shots daily and 2 metformin 500 mg at breakfast & evening meal. I also have the disk problem. My endio. dr & cardio dr work together, did test along with MRI's . Final result , due to my heart & etc., refered me the a pain clinic, with test were done, finial I am on Gabapentin 100 mg. for the pain. Some days I only take 2 tablets as need for pain. Now I can mow the grass, walk 2 miles for exercise, my bood sugar is down. I too, agree you have be very observant of your health & the medicine you take. I go this Tuesday for another Stress Test at Cardiologist office. I too, agree with you all; this is a well infor. center, for folks like us. Please keep up the good toics.

mama tee
mama tee 2008-10-04 16:24:16 -0500 Report

I also have type 2 diabetes and chronic back pain, but since I started doing aquatherapy there has been less pain. I have also lost 47 pounds.

rayswvhoney 2008-10-04 14:09:45 -0500 Report

Hi I am new at this but I would like to add a comment here if I may.
I am 46 years old I have been a diabetic for 20 years now. I also have a lot of other health problems to. I only have one kidney I lost it due to a disease. I have fibromyalgia, and 2 herniated disks in my back. the doctors want me to take two different kind's of pain med's. Which I have researched and you are not suppose to take both of them at the same time. But the doctor perscribes these together. Tell me when do we as patients, know what to do? When the doctor's don't even get it right. I am on a lot of med's for different things I have had 16 major operations. When do you say enough is enough…
Thank's for letting me vent here

steadb 2008-10-04 14:12:24 -0500 Report

Hang in there and vent as much as you want here. There are many people here in the same boat. Don't be afraid to start a discussion…it sounds like there are many areas that the community might be able to help.

queen of flirts
queen of flirts 2008-10-04 16:35:06 -0500 Report

I NEVER TAKE A NEW MEDICINE OR ANYTHING OVER THE COUNTER WITH OUT TALKING TO THE PHARMACIST FIRST. ONLY THEY CAN KEEP UP WITH WHAT MEDICATIONS REACT TO OTHER THINGS, NOT JUST MEDS, BUT FOODS, VITAMINS ETC. PLease also read and keep for refferalthe phamplets that come with prescriptions. I had a friend almost die because she didn't and had an adverse reaction to her over the counter vitamin supplements='s reacting to a prescription. She called me to say I am so sorry I never listened to you.

sparkysmom 2008-10-04 12:35:34 -0500 Report

I am on a pain management program. Being new to diabetes I'm not sure if one makes the other worse. I do Know that I am having trouble bringing my blood sugar down. It seems to hoover between 150-170.

linda foley
linda foley 2008-10-04 13:43:09 -0500 Report

i,ve had diabetes for 6 yrs and i have cronic back pain and am having surgery. sometimes i believe one makes the other worsr, when my pain is in control my blood sugar is fine but when my pain is bad, my blood sugar is all over the place. if you find a good remedy let me know?

linda foley
linda foley 2008-10-04 13:43:48 -0500 Report

i,ve had diabetes for 6 yrs and i have cronic back pain and am having surgery. sometimes i believe one makes the other worse when my pain is in control my blood sugar is fine but when my pain is bad, my blood sugar is all over the place. if you find a good remedy let me know?

JoDanzer 2008-10-04 07:54:10 -0500 Report

I have a herniated disk in my neck, and low back pain. I don't have health insurance at the moment, and the pain is not controlled. My blood sugars vary widely, but I never thought of there being a connection.

susanl 2008-10-04 10:24:58 -0500 Report

Hello. I, too have chonic pain in my neck, shoulders, back, feet and toes. I take Lyrica and Mobic for the pain. It does help, as I have found out by running out of those medications at different times. However it does not control the pain completely.
I also get very weak when doing tasks or excercising and find it necessary to rest at intervals.
I often wonder if I was diabetic long before I was diagnosed, as the neuropathy in my feet started years ago and was diagnosed as Peripheral Neuropathy. It only continues to get worse. We are presently trying to get the glucose levels under control and I think we may be close.
Good luck to you all.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-10-04 11:58:20 -0500 Report

I Have Had Pain for about ten yrs now but they tell me it is due to scar tissue and adhesions due to haveing so many surgeries,I also have diabetic neruropathy in my legs and feet, I'm on two differn't pain pills and a pain patch and it helps but I'm not sure there is any difference when M bs are high or not

Ashalka 2008-10-04 05:14:30 -0500 Report

I also have chronic pain, bad back and arthritis in the knees, wrist, and shoulders. Some days all hurt at once. You have to find what works for you it may take a while but keep at it, I'm still searching.

Connie4849 2008-10-04 06:46:04 -0500 Report

I have pain too. I decided to "attack" the pain, body part by body part. So, I'm seeing a great chiropractor. My back pain is almost gone now. My neck/shoulder pain has been helped by accupuncture and Tai Chi/Qigong. (4x per week) Exercise helps a lot. I also had to go to a urologist. (OK, I'm not going to share that part.) My goal is to become pain free. I'm going to see a neurologist, and an eye doctor soon. My diabetes is very well controlled through diet and exercise. Actively seeking help from specialists has helped me a lot. Thank God I have good health insurance. Blessings to you and your families,
90% pain free

marvinvwinkle 2008-10-04 04:12:40 -0500 Report

As with the others I have back pain. I take Trammadal for it, but I think Lipitor is causing much of my pain. I also had pain in my legs, but as I have gotten my BS under control I don't have pain there as much.

Lanore 2008-09-24 05:26:33 -0500 Report

Count me in too…i have chronic pain in my back and in my shoulders making it hard for me to much of anything. You are not alone. And from time to time it does affect my B/S numbers as well. Right now I am in pretty good control. Take care. Lanore:-)

Avera 2008-09-23 14:56:18 -0500 Report

Just wanted you to know that you are not alone. I have chronic pain caused by my Type 2 diabetes. Mine is so bad that I take medication for it. It has been the only thing that helps me. Even when my blood sugar is under control, I still have it especially if I overdo it with exercise or staying on my feet too much during the day.

enigmalady777 2008-09-24 03:53:38 -0500 Report

Count me in. I have both back pain and nueropathy due to my diabetes that makes my life miserable. Add in the fact that the nueropathy causes insomnia and it's a match made in hell.

Sometimes I think these factors also cause my blood sugar levels to increase even though I am severely limiting my carbs. Pain=stress, stress=blood sugar increase. There are days I feel like it's a losing battle.

But we cannot give up! So I just keep trying to manage my sugars and the chronic pain as best I can.

Hang in there!

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