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Old 05-08-2017, 23:36   #11
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I had bladder spasms after an overfilled bladder after surgery. I had periodic problems for just over a year. Apparently, it must take a long time to heal. So, if the problem continues for awhile, don't freak. At the time, I had very good control, so this may simply be a physiological issue. The nurse told me it's common for pregnant women to get this problem as well, so you are in good company!

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Old 08-22-2017, 20:08   #12
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Hi Dane. You are doing the right things. I can tell you this from my own personal experience. I was uncontrolled for about 10 years (my best guess anyway) and developed several complications including both peripheral and autonomic neuropathy. They were quite severe by the time I was diagnosed.

Really, the only thing that you can do is to control your blood sugar as close to normal as you can do safely. Whatever that looks like for you is where you need to be.

I was in a panic and knew nothing about any of this other than I had to get my blood sugar closer to normal. I worked as hard and quickly as I could (the quick part turned out to be a mistake however) and brought my numbers as close to normal as I could. In doing this I have been able to reverse all of my symptoms significantly. The pain is 99.7% gone and the numbness is about 10% of what it has been in the past.

This all took quite a long time. It is a very slow process and it does not follow a steady trajectory. It was a constant two steps forward and one step back process. Don't give up it just takes time. It took me about three years to get even close to normal. I am still not there. I may never be. Just remember it is a long game and the improvements can be microscopic, but they will happen.

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The good thing is that you are working on this before it gets out of control. I myself waited too long and the healing process was excruciating to say the least. But at least there is a path to healing.

The doctors are absolutely right. The only thing that you can really do to stop this and even reverse it is to keep your blood sugar as close to healthy normal as you can safely do. And I do mean as close as possible. It took me quite some time to get to this point.

Like you, I was very leery of trying to maintain anything under about 120. Today I am quite comfortable running between 80 and 100, which I do the majority of the time. Don't get me wrong, I still have numbers that get up over 140 or even 150. But my target now is always 100 or less.

Doing this has taken me from a place where I could not drum my fingers on the table or clap my hands. I could not tie my shoes and could barely dress myself. I could not stand for more than a few minutes at a time. None of this is true today and I have no real pain any longer due to my neuropathy. I can tie my shoes, drum my fingers, clap my hands, walk up and down hills and stand on my own for prolonged periods without becoming faint or unstable.

The only other thing that I really did was to take the supplement R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. I highly recommend that you take a close look at the supplement. It is standard procedure for diabetics in Europe. All of my doctors approved in me taking it. It is something that you already have in your system. Study it up and talk to your doctor that. It me immensely.

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The good thing is that you are working on this before it gets out of control. I myself waited too long and the healing process was excruciating to say the least. But at least there is a path to healing.

The doctors are absolutely right. The only thing that you can really do to stop this and even reverse it is to keep your blood sugar as close to healthy normal as you can safely do. And I do mean as close as possible. It took me quite some time to get to this point.

Like you, I was very leery of trying to maintain anything under about 120. Today I am quite comfortable running between 80 and 100, which I do the majority of the time. Don't get me wrong, I still have numbers that get up over 140 or even 150. But my target now is always 100 or less.

Doing this has taken me from a place where I could not drum my fingers on the table or clap my hands. I could not tie my shoes and could barely dress myself. I could not stand for more than a few minutes at a time. None of this is true today and I have no real pain any longer due to my neuropathy. I can tie my shoes, drum my fingers, clap my hands, walk up and down hills and stand on my own for prolonged periods without becoming faint or unstable.

The only other thing that I really did was to take the supplement R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. I highly recommend that you take a close look at the supplement. It is standard procedure for diabetics in Europe. All of my doctors approved in me taking it. It is something that you already have in your system. Study it up and talk to your doctor that. It me immensely.
Thank you for this info. I live in Norway and I have not been given this.

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You are quite welcome. I am pretty passionate about sharing this stuff with people. It was so hopeless when I started. I got very little encouragement from any of my doctors. And yet, I find out that I am far from unique.

There is just so much that is variable with this disease for each person and most doctors don't think we will or even are capable of taking proper care of ourselves. I kind of got angry about all and used it to create momentum for myself.

On a completely different note; I am of Scotch and Irish (and therefore some English as well) heritage. But my wife is of Norwegian heritage. Her father is first-generation in America. His last name is Skredsvig. Her cousin actually operates a gallery of Christian Skredsvig['s art on the Skredsvig farm.

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