Neuropathy pain one side of body with blood sugar 14 - 11 mmol/L.

by Jose Banda

Hi, I have neuropathic pain one side of my body and of late I have pricking pain in toes especially when I put on covered shoes for longtime. I am diabetic type two inherited from my mother who died two years from the same pains at the age 82 year old she was amputated and she went into depression and she never accepted her new status because she could not stand because of pain in her legs and the legs were too weak.


My sugar in the last six month is high oscillating between 14 mmol/l and 11 mmol/l. I am on metformine 500 mg and glibenclamide 5 mg.

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May 27, 2017
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Causes and Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain
by: Dr.Albana

Hello Jose,

I read your message carefully and understood your medical problem.

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when the blood sugar has remained too high for too long.

From this point of view, it is important that you must collaborate with your doctor in order to keep your blood sugar levels under control.

Your blood glucose levels are still higher than the goal is but this is something that you can correct.

With proper diet, regular exercise, and medication it is possible that you can maintain a blood glucose in the levels of 10-11mmol/ml or less if possible.

If the present medication can not control properly the blood sugar levels than you can start insulin injections or change the treatment schedule in a different way. You will discuss with your doctor for the best treatment that suits you.

Wear shoes that fit your feet and not hurt or tighten them. Check your legs regularly and use lotions if they are dry. You have peripheral neuropathy and this is good news comparing to other types of diabetic neuropathy which can be much more severe and prevent your everyday life.

With proper care, peripheral diabetic neuropathy can be prevented and improved. Painkillers, acupuncture, physical therapy and other therapeutic options are available to treat this complication.

Amputation is the last thing that happens and is necessary when the limb becomes gangrenous which is something that can be prevented if the doctor advises are strictly followed.

Avoid alcohol, you can take supplements that help nerve repair and also a treatment for pain.

Hope this is helpful for you.

Thank you.

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