I have the following... Acute Intermittent Porphyria, please polycystic ovarian syndrome, degenerative disc disease, spinal osteoarthritis, aracnoditis, intractable pain, cauda equina and motor neuropathy. So alphabet soup of medical issues in general. I'm wondering if there are others here who live with any of the listed and how do you deal with the pain and if you are also wheelchair bound how does that effect your glucose control. I can't take any of the current market pain medication so I'm in limbo of treatment, mostly relying on heat and pressure to get me though when the pain spikes. Unfortunately I'm also a full time caregiver of a parent with Alzheimer's that it's causing hypos (even more lack of sleep, high stress, and being hyper vigilant) as apposed to the hypers that the pain on its own has been causing. Plus my husband is a uncontrolled epileptic but that's not a big deal for dealing with compared to my dad n his Alzheimer's.