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Do your feet tingle, burn or itch? If so, then you might have some nerves going haywire in your feet. Millions of people are affected by neuropathy which causes the nerves in the feet and eventually the hands to start acting weird. The feet are usually affected first because those nerves are the longest and therefore the most difficult to keep healthy. Sometimes neuropathy does not hurt; it just causes a strange or numb sensation. But when neuropathy does hurt, it can feel like the limbs are being attacked by thousands of sharp needles, ice buckets or hot pokers.
You might feel like you are under attack if you have painful diabetic neuropathy. Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy should first start with supplements and gaining control of blood sugar levels. Next, the treatment usually involves medications that are ingested by mouth. These oral medications treat nerve pain . Unfortunately, these same treatments can lead to other problems like drowsiness, dizziness and difficu...
Alternative Names Insulin-dependent diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Diabetes - type 1 Treatment The immediate goals of treatment are to treat diabetic ketoacidosis and high blood glucose levels. Because type 1 diabetes can come on suddenly and the symptoms can be severe, newly diagnosed people may need to stay in the hospital. The long-term goals of treatment are to: Reduce symptoms Prevent diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputation of limbs, and heart disease You are the most important person in managing your diabetes. You should know the basic steps to diabetes management: How to recognize and treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) How to recognize and treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Diabetes meal planning How to give insulin How to monitor blood glucose and urine ketones How to adjust insulin and food intake during exercise How to handle sick days Where to buy diabetes supplies and how to store them INSULIN Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowi...
Recently, I have been venting a lot about my frustrations with diabetes, sorry to be such a downer.
Just been in a totally bad mood about it. I've been really struggling with having a lot of low blood sugars, and then those annoying rebounding highs the past couple of weeks. Ugh!!!
I have also been very busy at work and I have been just feeling so overwhelmed lately. My control feels OUT OF CONTROL. I haven't been sleeping well either. Going to bed really late isn't helping my situation.
Then there is the beeping from the CGM, that drives me absolutely insane. So, basically what I have been doing is wearing it for a week, then after the sensor ends, I take a two day break. I really love the CGM though and having it on during the week and on my way to work and home, truly gives me piece of mind traveling to and from Manhattan. Before the CGM I had patterns of low blood sugars while on the subways coming home from work at night. If you have even been on a NYC subway...
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