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Old 12-18-2012, 16:08   #11
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I started experiencing neuropathy in the early part of this century. I was having too many highs and lows with my blood sugar. I worked very hard to stabilize the numbers. After a few months with fewer highs and lows my pain was almost gone. Now it is even better, and I rarely feel any symptoms of neuropathy. This shows that neuropathy can be reversed when control is greatly improved. The same was true of the spots of retinopathy I was having. Those spots have completely disappeared after my control was stabilized. No laser treatment was necessary.

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Hi Richard,

Thank you for the info. My meter broke down. It must have been giving me false readings. I did not know it for a long time. I have sent for a new meter. It should come any day. Then I can start testing again.

I am glad that your neuropathy is gone.

I have had complications with my epilepsy. I have been in ICU a few times. I have not been able to exercise, as a result. That is when my neuropathy set in.

Will exercise reverse severe neuropathy?

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Having improved control, with very few highs will improve neuropathy, unless the condition is very serious. At least you can stop the neuropathy from advancing further by having good control. Exercise can help prevent highs, but takes an overall look at your total diabetes management program to reverse diabetes complications. Exercise is only one part of the complete picture.

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Thank you Richard,

I was thinking of starting exercising, but since I do not have a meter, I am afraid that I will have too many lows. That is not good either.

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Ruth, I can understand your reply. Walmart sells meters at a very reasonable price, and the strips are cheap too. I have used their Relion meters in the past. If you exercise soon after a meal, you will have carbs in your body to help protect against lows, and give you the necessary energy for the activity. I test before, during and after my exercise sessions, and carry glucose tabs (or skittles) with me at all times.

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Thank you Richard for the info. I get my meters for free from my Insurance Co. They do not want me to have any complications with my diabetes. I am expecting my meter any day now. I hope I get it today.

Today, I am sick with a contagious cough. My son had it first. We are on antibiotics and cough syrup. Everyone is getting it.

I am glad that you can get Relion. I have heard that they are very reliable. It is good that they are available for people with diabetes.

I will not be able to exercise today. Antibiotics make me feel worse.

I will let you know when I feel better.

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I got my new meter last night.

I tested one hour after dinner. It read 120 which was not bad.

Two hours after breakfast this morning, it read 274. Super bad!!

My old meter, on exactly the same foods that I ate, read 90. It was diffently broken.

I thought that those readings were wrong.

Now, I can tell what foods I can eat and which ones I cannot.
For instance, I will not ever have processed cereal for breakfast any more. My old meter read 90 after that same breakfast.

My feet are in pain, can that be reversed?

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Getting away from high blood sugar and having a much more stable control should help very much. That is what worked for me. You have had diabetes long enough that you should know the right things to do to have that kind of control. If not, then ask the other type 2 diabetics here. I am type 1 and what I have to do might not work for you.

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Hi Richard,

We are different types, but the key to success is keeping our blood sugar under control.

That is true we are all different. That is why there are so many diets. You are on a different one than I am. I am glad that your diet works for you.
Mine works for me.

Last night my meter reading was down to 108.

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1) Getting your blood sugars under consistent control is important

2) Might you have vitamin B12 deficiency, especially since you take metformin? http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20090...b12-deficiency Also, just B12 deficiency can be associated with peripheral neuropathy. Blood work can tell you if there's a problem, and correction is easy with OTC B12 supplements.

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9/28/2012 labs: FBG = 144, A1c=7.5. weight = 160; 12/1/2012 MN 1-mo FBG 103, 2-hr post = 128 // weight = 152 lb
12/30/2012 FBG 1-mo MN =97; 2 hr post MN=121;
1/2/2013: A1c = 6.5 11/2013 A1C=6.6 weight = 147 lb
4/2014 A1C=6.5 weight = 150 lb. 12/2014 A1C=6.5 weight = 147 lb.

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