I was misdiagnosed as a t2D for 2 years. When I got out of the hospital, I had intense, painful neuropathy. So intense, at night I rubbed a place on my scalp raw to try to cancel out the pain.
I started exercising, and it went away. I was recently dxed with Ataxia, but the docs don't think it's D related.
I've had T1D for 23 years, and I can't say it's a cure, but the neurologist said he thought there were two parts to neuropathy: nerves and circulation, and that I may have improved my circulation enough to do away with the pain. I have a teeny bit of numbness, but no pain.
I have heard of the supplement of Metanx and have seen some medication for nerve pain. They didn't have anything like that when I was first dxed.