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Old 07-16-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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Diabetic foot pain question... Good or bad.

For years I have had tingling diabetic foot pain. Some days ( nights, really ) very bad, some not so bad... Well, my pain seems to be changing.... Less tingling, and now mor like "aches ans pains".

Good thing or bad thing?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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Dr Bernstein, in his ebook, Beating Diabetes, says that when we normalize our blood sugars the nerves in the feet can grow back. He calls it "sprouting" but he states that it can be very painful.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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Maybe just different. The Univ. of Chicago's peripheral neuropathy dept says:

"The first sign of diabetic neuropathy is usually numbness, tingling or pain in the feet, legs or hands."
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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Dr Bernstein, in his ebook, Beating Diabetes, says that when we normalize our blood sugars the nerves in the feet can grow back. He calls it "sprouting" but he states that it can be very painful.
Yeah, my blood sugars are TONS better in the last 6 weeks.... like from the mid 250's, to pretty steady at 130ish.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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I recommend a spaced dose of alpha lipoic acid throughout the day. Mine was getting lots worse, even given several years of religious very low carb and great blood sugars. (A1c's in the 5.5 range)

The alpha lipoic acid seems to help a lot. I have taken it for several years now.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #6
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Ravenrose,

Did anyone ever explain why yours were getting worse despite a good A1c and BG's? I know that, depending on how far the neuropathy has progressed, it is possible to reverse it, but I'd just assumed that it would stop at whatever stage it was at when the BG was corrected?
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