01-17-2012 11:00 PM
01-18-2012 01:40 AM
I'd want an A1c number not just a doc assurance that it was "normal". Neuropathy is known to start with blood sugar levels in the pre-diabetic ranges. I thought I had the worst case of restless leg syndrome on the planet and didn't sleep well because of it. Once diagnosed it passed, or tamed down to a level where I hardly notice it all all - but I aim for under 120 and no more than 140. I still struggle with am hand numbness, and perhaps some carpal tunnel as well. Both can be aggravated by diabetes, but can exist independently of it as well.
So you could find that keeping blood sugars in line is all that you need. Some folks also added the supplmenet ALA to help heal the nerves if symptoms were persistent. Some other posters have reported that it can get worse before it gets better so keep on keeping on until the nerves heal. Side note, if normal blood sugars doesn't make any difference, then be sure your doc checks you out to rule out anything more sinister. There are several other conditions that can cause neuropathy.
01-18-2012 03:21 AM
If what you are describing is the start of neuropathy, and it might or might not be that, then getting your blood sugar down to a normal range may be enough to reverse those symptoms, although as noted, it could get a bit worse before it gets better.
I am one of those who really suffered in a similar way to your description, although a lot worse, and who was able to reverse it..
Your fasting numbers are diabetic, but as you noted, not that far over the line. Have you also been testing after meals, say 1-2 hours after? Sometimes that is when the inability to manage blood sugar is the greatest. If so, by testing then, and using those results to make changes, you can make much quicker progress....
01-18-2012 05:48 AM
01-18-2012 09:05 AM
Sometimes the neuropathy can act up a little more as you start to get your numbers down... but keeping them down is important.
The other big thing to do is to check your feet for cuts/sores on a regular basis. You don't want something acting up that you can't feel and getting worse.
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