My feet have been getting numb even though I exercise regularly and watch my sugar levels closely. Why?

Dr. William Sullivan


Foot numbness can be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy. Although diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy, there are other causes, including low vitamin B12 levels, alcohol use, and thyroid disease. Also, peripheral neuropathy can occur even if there are only mild elevations of blood glucose levels. In addition, peripheral neuropathy can be associated with impaired glucose tolerance (mildly elevated blood glucose levels in the absence of diabetes). You should continue to monitor your blood glucose levels closely as well as continue regular exercise. You should also have a complete evaluation of your foot numbness with your healthcare provider.

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Camolot 2015-01-17 11:03:13 -0600 Report

Once your glucose leves are elevated to the 300 range how long should it take to come back down to normal. Along with eating and exercising the way I should. Also tsking the perscribed medication. and then can I keep it down. I'm type 2. Thank you for any help you can give me. I have been makeing some wrong choices lately but that is going to stop!!