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nueropothy

i am a type 2 diabetic and have real bad nueropathy in my feet and hands. my sugars are high but i am working on it. i know it will never get better but can i slow it down?
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Not true Getting your BG in control can reduce neropathy with time.  Another good thing is ALA  (alpha lopaic acid) (SP) help repair neropathy damage.  probably wont eliminate the damage that was done but can help.
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Cat
I dont know that anything will slow it down. Ive been told that lowering b. Sugars will help with symptoms. Also meds called lyrica or nuorontin help greatly with symptoms.
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Diabetic neuropathy can be reversed if you get excellent control of your blood sugars.  It will take some time - 6 - 12 months, and the pain may get worse temporarily (due to pain from healing nerves) before it recovers. Other complications can be reversed / prevented.

Excellent control means fasting < 95, 2 hr post eating < 120. Never over 140.  

It is possible with the right tools and knowledge.

What meds are you on?

Do you follow low carb diet? Normalise weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily.

Please read, study and use the book "diabetes solutions" by Dr Richard Bernstein.

Let us know.
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I stopped my diabetes neuropathy or nerve pains by managing my blood sugar reading less than 140mg/dl at ALL TIMES even one hour after meal BG reading. Good luck
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wel i have got the sugars way down today i was 120 . i haven't seen that in a few years. i try to watch what i eat but i work 3rd shift and baby sit during the day  so i eat a lot on the go not fast food very often but what ever is easy . i do eat a lot of vegies. caroots and celery are my friend.  i need to find time to walk. when summer hits i swim a lot
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Caroots have a fair amount of BG rise to them if eaten in large enough quantity
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Hi,  I too have diabetes type 2 mine is well controlled however about 6-8 months ago I started getting foot pain. Burning and pain on the bottom of both feet, they are so sensitive I have to war socks so the carpet does not increase the pain. I just started taking neurontin, I began last week with 300 mg 1 x day just increased to 900 x 3 times a day today, I moved up Thursday last week to 600 mg buy still no relief. I tell you sometimes its so bad I feel like crying. I guess I have to give it time and increase slowly. But it can't happen to soon for me....I hurt
Good luck
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