I originally just had numbness in my toes and the very front two inches of my feet. My feet were like this for years and I wasn’t sure if it was caused by my borderline type 2 diabetes, or not, as I also had back problems with pinched nerves years ago. Over the past month, this condition has gotten much worse, where the numbness spread all through both of my feet. I now have to be careful how I walk so I don’t lose my balance.. I also get pin and needles feelings in my feet from time to time. I… read more
The short answer is "maybe but unlikely" particularly if it is peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes.
If it is that, it is the result of blood vessel damage due to high sugars which then kills off the nerves (no food for them because of the damaged blood vessels).
I can be halted or slowed down to some degree and in very few cases the damage can be somewhat reversed but would really require total blood sugar control to normal levels forever, something that is near impossible for any of us with Type 2.
Again, if it is diabetes related neuropathy the "treatment" was to prevent it in the first place. Treatments moving forward are mostly trying to alleviate some of the symptoms and trying to prevent it from getting worse.
1 in every 2 Diabetics will experience some level of peripheral neuropathy over the course of the disease. So your situation is neither uncommon or unique. Currently the course of treatment is typically limited to dealing with any nerve pain and regular foot check-ups to try and prevent infections.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙜𝙖𝙗𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣, 𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧, 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙣𝙚𝙪𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚. 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 "𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙚" 𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚𝙨.
I have it as well in both of my feet and it is going up my legs. I have the burning, tingling, all the above. I also have RA in both feet and legs. My right leg is really bad and my knee locks on me when walking at times.
I have taken falls recently due to my knee locking on me lucky I was at home and went down on my rug and didn't really scrap myself up though I have a nice bruise on my knee.
There is no fix for pain though I have been taking Lyrica and had muscle relaxers, I have a tens unit I can put on my legs, and it still doesn't help. If you have a pain manager doctor ask what they would suggest taking to help.
I just got a new manager myself and I will be going back in Jan to see him and say ok I am at the max dose for Lyrica and it's not helping what else would he recommend in therapy.
I wish you good luck in getting help as it is hard to get around I also have no balance and I use a cane to walk with and hang on to walls as I walk around. I can't even go to the store anymore due to being really wobbly and I can't walk up the bus ramp anymore:(
hugs and Happy New Year hope for the best and wish for all of us to have better health concerns.
I also developed some neuropathy in my fingers and toes after chemo. Then realized that the Type 2 seemed to be making it worse. I notice that when My blood sugar levels are high, i have more if the sharp neuropathy pains, and less as it goes down.
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