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What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Since this affects 1 in 2 Diabetics over the course of the disease, I have cut/pasted part of an article that appeared in the "Diabetes Care Community Newsletter" (and they are credited with content below) ...

It is often said that of the complications of living with diabetes

Heart Disease is the most common
Blindness is the most feared
Erectile Dysfunction is the least talked about
Neuropathy is the hardest to live with…

Like other small blood vessels in the body that can be affected by… read more

posted 7 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi warriors and @A DiabetesTeam Member,
Both parents suffered with diabetic neuropathy. My Mom used opioids to dampen the pain. My Dad had very slow healing sores that he didn't even know were there because of the numbness.

For me, about 6 months before being diagnosed diabetic, my feet hurt so bad that walking was excruciating. But the good news for me is, that within 5 months of my ultralow carb right eating lifestyle, the pain went away.

It returns for a peck on the cheek whenever my carbs run slightly high for 2 days. It says goodbye when I control my numbers for a few days. It is a early warning system for me.

It's a blessing for me.

posted 6 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have learned so much over the years about Neuropathy as I do live with it. I also got to learn that it can hit other places as well. One of my doctors told me it can even hit organs.
My hope it that it continues to be studied on and that they work to find a cure for it, Being Diabetic is one thing but neuropathy added to it is very painful.
thank you for this GrahamLamb

posted 6 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I had neuropathy way before my diabetes diagnosis. No one could tell me why but my thyroid issues could have caused it, or back surgery when the disk pieces were laying on the nerve. The outside of my left leg along with my toes were tingly and numb after surgery. I treat my neuropathy with herbs and I’ve had success. I’m going to add nopal cactus and corydalis to my tincture blend and see if that helps more. There are times where it bothers me at night but I find it usually has something to do with my footwear.

posted 6 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you!!!!

posted 6 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am still alive

posted 1 day ago
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