What kind of doctor should you use for neuropathy? Do you wait until your endocrinologist tells you to see a neurologist or do you see one on your own?
I made the mistake of dropping my endo and decided to save some time and money by letting my geriatric doctor whose physician's assistant's father was diabetic and therefore knew a lot about it, take care of me. Wrong. He didn't know that much about neuropathy and he moved to Las Vegas!!! I was unaware of this until about a month ago.
I've had a lot of back problems and now leg problems. Had an MRI, X-rays. I do have a slipped vertebrae, bulging disks, scoliosis, and a lot of arthritis. But. I also have neuropathy in my feet and I'm beginning to suspect the burning leg pain in the calf of my leg is not from all those things, but rather, it could be neuropathy. Now the right leg is giving me a fit.
The geriatric doctor has not even been checking my neuropathy and I feel this is outside his field of expertise. I think I will start with a new endo and go from there. Any advice? Yes. I'm watching my blood sugars.