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Old 05-06-2017, 06:03   #1
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Hello I am a 20 year old male and I have had diabetes for about 10 years. Over the last 3 years my diabeties has been out of control!! A few moths ago I started to have worsening signs of nurapathy that's when I finally decided to clean up my diet and get this under control! When the nurapathy started i had numbness in my toes then about a year later everything got worse my entire foot and legs started to go numb then my hands started to go numb then I started to have a bit of pain like little electrical shocks and Just random things with my eye sight and stomach issues! So I went to a nurologyst and he said I had beginning signs of nurapathy and he told me that if I get my number under control it should clear up a bit! So I have been working closely with my Endo doctor trying to get my numbers down! My numbers have been slowly getting better and better! But the biggest help has been this Neuromuscular chiropractor that I have been seeing! He has me do a lot of exercises to stimulate the nerves and also to improve my balance! My feet are no longer numb or in pain as much but if my numbers rise for more than a few hours I will start to feel the symptoms again! To me this is incredible! And im hoping for even more improvement! However I am having some issues with urination where I am having spasms in that particular area I am also having some leakage and that really freaks Me out! I saw a urology doctor and he said it is probably because of my diabetes or possibly anxiety. He as well said to get my numbers under tight control which I am working on now! He also put me on a medication called mibertwick sorry if I misspelled. It is a med to calm the bladder and it seems to help a little bit, but not a ton. Have any of you had these issues and If so how do you deal with them? Sometimes it just gets so annoying! I look forward to any questions and answers you guys might have!
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Me personally, I have not had issues with neuropathy. I think your doctors are all right when they said to get your BG numbers down. Damage can occur any time your BG goes over 140 mg/dL. There have been members that did have issues that mentioned having to get and stay below 120 helped them. I also remember some mentioned that it did take some time in some cases, wasn't overnight.

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Hello thanks for the responce! And yes rn I'm just trying to keep my numbers under 180! I would not feel comfortable with my numbers under 120 24/7 especially because I can no longer feel my lows. I'm a type 1 diabetic btw!

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Have you read Dr. Bernstein's book, "Diabetes Solution"? He has a chapter in it about his law of small numbers. I believe this section is included in what is available to read OnLine. It recommends a low carb diet for type 1s, his thoughts are that this minimizes the amount of insulin needed, and reduces the risks of miscalculating insulin needed to account for the number of carbs eaten or timing issues, thus lowering the number or severity of hypo events. He is a Type 1 diabetic too, and recommends this to all his patients.

I think the known damaging effects of high BG doesn't differentiate by what type diabetic we are. Here is a reference to some studies that show what is already known about the damage it can do. The link is to a part of the Blood Sugar 101 website, ironically?? subtitled What they don't tell you about diabetes.

Hope you get some beneficial information from both Dr. Bernstein's and the Blood Sugar 101 websites.

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Hi Dane

Welcome to Diabetes Forum. It is good that you are taking control of your diabetes. Hopefully when you get your BG level down you'll also have lessening of the bladder issues.

Here is a link to Dr. Bernstein's website and the online book sections. The Laws of Small Numbers is Chapter 7.
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Thank you for the Info! I will look into it! I'm currently on a 50 carb a day diet but I think stress also plays a roll in my blood sugars! Im also off all grains gluten and dairy products! So I am working on it!

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Thank you for the Info! I will look into it! I'm currently on a 50 carb a day diet but I think stress also plays a roll in my blood sugars! Im also off all grains gluten and dairy products! So I am working on it!
I don't use insulin, so can't comment specifically, but no grains and 50g carbs per day, for a T1, looks on the surface that you should be having lower BG levels. Are you on basal/bolus or a combo insulin?

There are a couple other books that members here who use insulin have highly recommended.

Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner

Using Insulin by John Walsh

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I Have been on a insulin pump for about 9 years! But part of the problem is that My numbers Have been out of control for so long so everything is off! I'm working with my doctor to get everything set up correctly but it takes some time! Thank you for the books I will look into those as well! I'm kinda like relearning everything so thank you for the info!

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I didn't realize you are on the pump. John Walsh also has a book called Pumping Insulin

It may fill in some gaps in your knowledge and give you some tips.

I'm sure that it does take some time to re-regulate everything. I admire the dedication and care it takes to manage T1. I wish you the best as you go down that road again. I'm sure you will be successful. We're here to give you support and encouragement when you need it.

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