I urge you to get a good book called REVERSING DIABETES by Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D., and give this book as a gift to your grandma.
Was the term about nerve endings called "peripheral neuropathy"?
If yes, go to a very good forum, called the PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY forum, over at http://www.braintalk.org where there are many helpful, knowledgable people, who can give you and your grandma some advice and support!--to help prevent nerve damage that is common among diabetics.
This type of nerve damage is also caused by medicines used to BLOCK STOMACH ACID (see below).
I'll also post some GASTRIC REFLUX TIPS (that I didn't invent), that your grandma can ask her docs about, to be sure that they are OK for her to try, if she wants to try them.
I apologize that this will be a LONG posting!
Good luck to you and your grandmother!
Sincerely, Concerned lady
Some GASTRIC REFLUX TIPS (without acid blockers):
GER=Gastro-Esophageal Reflux. (Gastro=stomach. Esophagus=food tube.)
LPR= Laryngeal-Pharyngeal Reflux. (Larynx=voice box, containing the 2 vocal cords. Pharynx=throat, above the larynx. The larynx is above the trachea/windpipe.)
Reflux=acidic or alkaline stomach material that backs up into the esophagus (food tube), causing any of these problems: VCD attacks, cough, voice problems, asthma, globus (feeling of lump in throat), constant need to clear throat, worsening of sinus condition, sore throat, pre-cancerous conditions of throat &/or esophagus, etc.
SOME GER/LPR CONTROL THINGS WE DO, that we learned from the excellent book: STOMACH AILMENTS AND DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES, by Michael T. Murray, N.D. See page 9, References, in my website: http://cantbreathesuspectvcd.com and, also see GER/LPR info on page 5, and on LINKS page.
PLEASE READ THIS GREAT BOOK. It possibly can be bought on-line, from Michael T. Murray
Thank You VERY much for all of the information that you have given to me Concerned Lady. Now I know some possibilities it might be and I have information about a whole lot more. I don't feel in the dark! Now I can do something to help out my grandmother. Thank you again and thank you for your concern.
I'm glad I could give you some "food for thought". Keep asking questions, and then, with medical supervision, TAKE POSITIVE ACTIONS! Feel free to share the "tips" with her docs. If they have no objections, try the tips. Give the tips about a couple of weeks, to see if they help.
Keep us posted on how your grandmother progresses.
I wish you and her the best. Thank you for being so caring, that you reached out to help your grandmother!
Sincerely, Concerned lady