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Absolutely Gutted

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[FONT=&quot]So today I saw the specialist and he suspects that I have Peripheral Neuropathy in my leg which has been causing all the pain and lack of mobility. Apparently they missed the diagnosis because I hadn't been tested for diabetes before.

He then went on to say that because it's taken so long for them to diagnose the diabetes and neuropathy that my blood glucose has been out of whack for too long and the damage done is more than likely irreversible. I'm not surprised given that its well over 6 years since (according to their records, I didn't realise it was so long) I first complained of pain in the afflicted area.

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[FONT=&quot]So it's now more than likely that I'm stuck only being able to walk little over 100m at a time for the rest of my days. Feels like I've taken a proper shot to the guts![/FONT]
 
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#2
Oh mate, that's terrible news, I'm so sorry to hear that :(
 
#4
I am so sorry to hear this. You must be devastated. Have you ever tried to control blood sugar levels by restricting carbohydrates? It really does work. I am from Glasgow, too - my cousin, a research nurse now, has type II diabetes. To cut a long story short I suggested she cut carbs because on her hospital diet information she was being advised to have toast and jam for breakfast (!), wholemeal pasta, etc (same carbs as regular), serving of potato and so on. I said cutting carbs would bring her bloods down. She, as a longtime nurse, disagreed with me.

Three days later she was amazed. She told me that on the second day her bloods went down from 14 to 4. This continued over the next couple of months, and she was off and running. She takes Metformin which does work but which gives her crippling stomach pains. Most days on low carb her bloods are in the 'normal' range so she does not need to take Metformin, she says in fact that it would be dangerous to take it! Possibility of going into coma.

I don't know if your diabetes is Type I or II but you have nothing to lose by trying low carb eating. Any weight loss improves bloods, I am told, but they lower and stabilise very fast when you cut the carbs.

As for your leg well - the human body is incredibly resilient and who knows? Over time that damage may very slowly heal. Losing more weight would, I suspect, help greatly with that.

All the very best to you x
 
#5
Cheers guys. I fell off the wagon slightly since getting the prognosis, but I've never been a quitter and I'm not about to start now!




I am so sorry to hear this. You must be devastated. Have you ever tried to control blood sugar levels by restricting carbohydrates? It really does work. I am from Glasgow, too - my cousin, a research nurse now, has type II diabetes. To cut a long story short I suggested she cut carbs because on her hospital diet information she was being advised to have toast and jam for breakfast (!), wholemeal pasta, etc (same carbs as regular), serving of potato and so on. I said cutting carbs would bring her bloods down. She, as a longtime nurse, disagreed with me.

Three days later she was amazed. She told me that on the second day her bloods went down from 14 to 4. This continued over the next couple of months, and she was off and running. She takes Metformin which does work but which gives her crippling stomach pains. Most days on low carb her bloods are in the 'normal' range so she does not need to take Metformin, she says in fact that it would be dangerous to take it! Possibility of going into coma.

I don't know if your diabetes is Type I or II but you have nothing to lose by trying low carb eating. Any weight loss improves bloods, I am told, but they lower and stabilise very fast when you cut the carbs.

As for your leg well - the human body is incredibly resilient and who knows? Over time that damage may very slowly heal. Losing more weight would, I suspect, help greatly with that.

All the very best to you x
Thank you for taking the time to post this.

I have been considering trying the low carb route since I was first diagnosed with type 2. I have my first appointment with the the dietician tomorrow and was planning on raising the issue then.

I've said it a couple of times that the anecdotal evidence given by low carbing diabetics makes compelling reading! The idea of life without pasta and bread isn't great, but needs must!

Ross
 


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