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I'm just now learning about neuropathy and remembering three years ago when my right foot went all tingly and numb. I thought the issue could be related to the rod and screws I have holding my ankle together in that foot, and went to a nerve specialist. He did all kinds of pin-prick tests and came up with no nerve damage. Now that I know about neuropathy, I'm wondering why he didn't even mention diabetes to me. It's making me wonder now if I've actually been diabetic for YEARS and what kind of irreperable damage I've done.

Today, I was in a meditation class when my right foot pinky toe went all tingly. Does anyone know if when you experience a tingly sensation like that in your foot, does it mean that your blood sugar is too high at that particular moment, or is this just a lingering part of diabetes that I have to deal with? I hope it doesn't mean I might lose a toe....:confused: (Please remember that I am a big hypochondriac!)
 

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Your first tingly might well have been your surgical hardware. (I've got some as well.)

It may also be that your pinky toe just fell asleep.

From what I've been able to gather both here and elsewhere ... if it is neuropathy, things often improve with BG control ... after maybe feeling weirder than usual for awhile as nerves wake up. Don't think a momentary spike would do it, but maybe some know better than I do.
 

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Neuropathy can be caused by many things. High bgs and diabetes is just one of them. For many years before diabetes my feet and legs would fall asleep if I was sitting in one position too long. Then when I was exercising I would get a burning sensation in my muscles. I always thought it was exercise induced. Now that I am aware of my bgs at all times most of it has disappeared as long as I keep bgs below 120, preferably below 100. Even with good bgs, though I will be playing tennis and in the middle of a set, part of my foot or hand will get tingly for a few minutes. Some people take the supplement ALA ( Alpha Lipoic Acid) and Evening Primrose to help neuropathy.
 

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not me but somebody else said that why Alpha Lipoic Acid seems to work is that those fish oil capsules are crap but your body will break down Alpha Lipoic Acid into Omega-3 fat that your body needs into a usable form.


Neuropathy can be caused by many things. High bgs and diabetes is just one of them. For many years before diabetes my feet and legs would fall asleep if I was sitting in one position too long. Then when I was exercising I would get a burning sensation in my muscles. I always thought it was exercise induced. Now that I am aware of my bgs at all times most of it has disappeared as long as I keep bgs below 120, preferably below 100. Even with good bgs, though I will be playing tennis and in the middle of a set, part of my foot or hand will get tingly for a few minutes. Some people take the supplement ALA ( Alpha Lipoic Acid) and Evening Primrose to help neuropathy.
 
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