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Neuropathy - advice please

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by LincolnLizzie, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. LincolnLizzie

    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been low carbing (under 40g daily) for over six months but am dismayed to find neuropathy is steadily marching upwards from my toes, now at ankle level in places. I had thought keeping my BG levels at an acceptable level (43 and 46 on the last two hba1c tests), would have helped but it seems not.

    Any thoughts on why or, indeed, what I can do to limit further damage?

    Are my levels not low enough? I'm on basal insulin and 1 X Forxiga and my 14 day average is 6.1 currently.

    Thanks
     
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  3. doug_j

    doug_j Type 2 · Member

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    Iv got the same in both feet and it has started in my hands my consultan told me that cause of it was sugars out of control
     
  4. psignathus

    psignathus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You might research 'Alpha lipoic acid' and 'acetyl l carnitine' these can be bought as supplements (powder form) on amazon. Actualy I think ALA may be in pill form online about 600mg per tablet.
     
    #4 psignathus, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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  5. LincolnLizzie

    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I'd also suggest getting your B12 levels checked, especially if you've been taking metformin and/or acid blockers, as a B12 deficiency gives very similar symptoms to diabetic neuropathy.
     
  7. LincolnLizzie

    LincolnLizzie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I didn't know about that. X
     
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    Kenny_g.v Type 2 · Member

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    Good sugar levels are a must thats what I have been told by the db clinic
     
  9. Chaobaby7

    Chaobaby7 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think this is what is happening to me.I was diagnosed with type 2 in September 2016 and managed to get my weight down by a stone due to careful eating and going for walks when the rubbish weather lets me, but I get this horrible tingling/numbness/pain/twitching in the calf muscles and ankles at night when i lie down, I even notice my legs jump a bit, is it diabetic related? i don't have swollen ankles or anything, I have the typical legs of an apple shape, skinny and rangy.
     
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