I'm on Gabapentin... a fairly low dose. It worked right away. However, I have never had very high A1C results, so the neuropathy worried me very much. I had been on Metformin for years and it seem to keep my A1C levels in check so I never really did a diabetic diet. However when I was diagnosed with neuropathy I got serious and started to eat a healthy diabetic diet. I have lost 30 lbs but they had increased my metformin. They told me later, when my toes started tingling again, that that can be a sign that you are on too much metformin. So they lowered it slightly but still not to my original dosage. I think it needs to be lowered again. And now see a diabetic specialist who is also a pharmacist she actually told me last time I had my A1C checked and I showed her my book with my morning glad checks... That she would like to see my levels higher because those levels meant there were times that my blood sugars were dropping too low! Seems I can't win for losing. Anyway, then neuropathy does concern me because my mother lost her leg before she passed. I have also been told my triglycerides are extremely high. So I could also have peripheral artery disease like my mother had. Unfortunately I'm on Medi-Cal so I have to see who can test me from this. Always think having to jump through hoops! I'm just trying to get healthy I have grandchildren to live for and I'd like to have two feet to do it with!
I also saw that others mentioned to CBD oil. I tried that for some other aches and pains of mine and it doesn't seem to do anything for me and I am taking the highest dosage there is. But then again I have the tolerance of a horse! I know this probably didn't really answer any questions but... If you're not against medications the Gabapentin has helped the neuropathy!
I use Gabepentin, but I also use Essential oil, Peppermint just rub some of the oil on you skin, works great for me. U can also put some of the oil on the bottom of your feet.
I was able to have a hernia op due to lowering my A!C, my vet doc was impressed! Curalin does work, im off my metformin and other meds completely!
Diabetic neuropathy, yes I know that. After 33 years of insulin, I had a start with many complications of diabetes. In all cases of complications, peripheral neuropathy is still the great precursor. Most often it's in the feet. With neuropathy, I mostly have dry skin. It is getting dryer with high sugar levels. We end up having hyperkeratosis, under the plantar, in the hands, on the place we prick, at the end of the fingers. there is a person who has spoken, above on this page of an oil application. This is a very good thing, but with this, you have to liquefy the whole keratosis crust to take it out properly, to allow your skin to breathe, so that the work of desquamation continues and for your skin to make its own fat (sebum) as well, your diabetic neuropathy will disappear and by continuing this treatment, all other complications of diabetes will disappear as well for the eyes, for the kidneys or for your ulcer.
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