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Old 09-18-2010, 23:37   #1
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I was diagnosed type 2 a few months back now, Only went to the doctors because my left leg and foot was going numb, Seen my dietician the other week and she told me my numbness in my leg and foot (which has now gone to my other leg and foot) will get back to normal when my sugar levels come down.

Is this true? My legs seem more numb than ever !!

The only reason i ask is my liver consultant told me that this isn't true? and has booked me to see a specialist in my local hospital.

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No one can really say for sure if it will return to normal or not or if the damage that has been done will last for ever. The best thing to do is to get your glucose levels under control and follow your Drs instructions.

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Welcome Jason . . . there are no guarantees, as Agitater says. But if you're diligent about controlling your blood sugars - making whatever lifestyle changes are deemed necessary and doing it quickly - a lot of the side effects of diabetes can be reduced. If your sugars have been really high and been that way for a long time before your diagnosis, it may lessen the chances for full reduction, but the sooner you get your levels stabilized at a safe low level, the better the odds.




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Hi all

I was diagnosed type 2 a few months back now, Only went to the doctors because my left leg and foot was going numb, Seen my dietician the other week and she told me my numbness in my leg and foot (which has now gone to my other leg and foot) will get back to normal when my sugar levels come down.

Is this true? My legs seem more numb than ever !!

The only reason i ask is my liver consultant told me that this isn't true? and has booked me to see a specialist in my local hospital.

Regards
Jason
What you may be experiencing is neuropathy. Most of the time and I want to stress the word MOST, neuropathy can be stopped once your blood sugar is under control. I have neuropathy in my feet and hands and for the most part my blood sugar is under control and I still experience pain and numbness and tingling in my feet. I am on a decent dose of Gabapentin and it keeps the symptoms under control. I would suggest that you see the specialist and and get their opinion. BTW, welcome to the forum and visit often!

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Thanks for all the info.

My next check up is december, Hopefully my sugar levels will be a bit better

Just have to cut down on my smoking next It really bugs me cause i do enjoy a cigi lol

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No - you must quit smoking. Smoking can cause neuropathy all by itself. Sorry, been there, done that. The diabetes only agrivated the neuropathy until I quit and got my diabetes under control. I have also found that my sodium intake needed to be lowered drastically because of edema. These three things together did a lot of good for me.

There are days now that I don't even notice the neuropathy, but I still take my gabapentin, just a lower dose. See a Neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and follow his/her instructions.

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What you may be experiencing is neuropathy. Most of the time and I want to stress the word MOST, neuropathy can be stopped once your blood sugar is under control. I have neuropathy in my feet and hands and for the most part my blood sugar is under control and I still experience pain and numbness and tingling in my feet. I am on a decent dose of Gabapentin and it keeps the symptoms under control. I would suggest that you see the specialist and and get their opinion. BTW, welcome to the forum and visit often!
I have Neuropathy too, and no matter how tight I keep my BGN, the feet and now the hands, emit pain,and everything else that goes along with this fun disease!

Good luck, and work to tighten the numbers, and be sure to let us know if the symptoms subside. I am interested, and pulling for you!!!

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smoking, the worst enemy of all for the body, and even more so for diabetics!

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I quit smoking and feel better. I advise everyone to pay attention to your health

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