Can Non Diabetic Neuropathy Be Reversed

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Diabetic Neuropathy (nerve Damage) - An Update

Nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy resulting from chronically high blood glucose can be one of the most frustrating and debilitating complications of diabetes because of the pain, discomfort and disability it can cause, and because available treatments are not uniformly successful. Some patients find some relief from this nerve damage or neuropathy by keeping blood sugars as closely controlled as possible, getting regular exercise and keeping their weight under control. Using non-narcotic pain relievers consistently throughout the day—rather than waiting until nighttime when symptoms can become more severe—also seems to help if pain is the major symptom. Surprisingly, clinicians have also found that certain antidepressants may be helpful and can take the edge off the pain of neuropathy. Although pain or numbness in the legs or feet may be the most common complaint from people diagnosed with neuropathy, it is not the only symptom of this complication. Neuropathy can cause a host of different types of symptoms, depending on whether nerves in the legs, gastrointestinal tract, or elsewhere in the body are affected. If you have any of these symptoms, neuropathy may be the culprit: Continue reading >>

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  1. Grazer

    Hi, a friend of mine was diagnosed type 2 a few months back. He has a tingling in his toes, but no blackening or outwards signs of neuropathy. He now has very well managed BGs, but on diagnosis he was high with an HbA1c of 11.2 so it could be he had early neuropathy at that stage. The question is, now he's down to very good levels, if it WAS early neuropathy, is it likely to fix itself?
    Anyone have experience/knowledge of this?

  2. lovinglife

    I had tingling in my feet befor diagnosis - I too had a HbA1c in the 11's a month after diagnosis - I no longer have any tingling and all my yearly tests are good - so yes I think slight damage can be reversed.
    On the DESMOND course the leader said if the damage is slight and only on the very ends of the nerves they can repair themselves - if the damage goes deeper though she said probably not
    I think like me your friend has been lucky

  3. Grazer

    Thanks for that lovinglife, I'll pass it on.

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