Like "Diva, you asked some mighty big questions here. Lyrica helps my nerve pain but the drs cannot tell if the nerve pain is from neuropathy or the nerve damage in my back. As many point out here diabetes is different for each individual. You may not go to lunch with your dietician but she should be able to help you with forming a meal plan that is correct for you. Most definately getting your blood sugars controlled will make a huge difference in how you feel all over. If you have the oppertunity to attend a diabetes education class it is well worth your time. The more correct information we can find the better. In the classes you will have an oppertunity to ask questions that are specific to you. Lost, stuck out on a limb, confused, bewildered, and more, Good luck, Mary"