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Hi,

I am a 34 year old male and I was diagnosed with type 2 in October of last year with a A1C of 16! After 3 months I had it down to 6.9 with diet and exercise. As of today my A1C is 5.9.

In the beginning I had numbness and tingling in my toes. My general practice doctor did a prick test which I passed and also checked my circulation, which was good and he did not worry further. Well my condition got worse over the months, with pain setting in in the toes and the balls of my feet, so I went to see a podiatrist. He did the same type of tests along with several X-Rays as I was complaining of foot pain. He told me there was nothing wrong with my bone structure and said that some people just have feet that hurt. I know believe he was a quack!

My pain has gotten so bad in my feet it is affecting my life. I went to get a nerve conduction study done and was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy.

I was on amitriptyline which did seam to work, but it knocked me out really bad, even at a low dose. Now I have been on gabapentin for almost a month and up to 1800 MG a day and I can not tell it is making a difference. I am also on Tramadol, which does appear to work, thank goodness!

I am starting to get tingling in my calves. My general doctor said I did not need to see a neurologist, but I am not so sure.

Do I need to see a neurologist, a podiatrist, a diabetic doctor? Suggestions?

It seems to be getting worse even though I keep my blood sugar in check and exercise regularly.

Thanks for your time!
 

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I have heard caes where people lowered their bgs and HbA1c's very quickly like you did that there is sometimes neuropathy that comes with the quick changes. There was another woman , I'm not sure what forum was talking about it. I'll see if I can find the name of it.
Thanks! My doctor has started me on Pentoxifylline, generic for Trental to see if maybe my nerves are not getting the red blood cells to them. He also refereed me to a neurologist.
 
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