I have a friend from Brazil called Taicy who has type 1 Diabetes for 30 years and she is going through a hard time of uncertainties trying to treat a mild neuropathy.
Here is what she says: "I feel a little tingling in the feet and a slight numbness in the fingers. In the hands when I sleep I feel them too, sometimes, a little sleepy. Just like when you sleep over some part of the body or when we are long in one position.
I feel no pain and was diagnosed as mild neuropathy. I was told that the IDF said in Dubai that blood sugar control and keeping it at appropriate levels may even reverse.
I wonder if anyone has had and has reversed and how. What did you do?
I'm taking Thioctacid HR 600, which is also called alpha-lipoic acid. Do you know about any other kinds of treatments?"
Anyone who knows about neuropathy or have it could be very helpful.
Thank You very much,
Shame your nutritionist is against Bernstein. He explains his reasoning very well in his book and it is scientific. Humans cannot survive without fat or proteins, but they definitely can do very well on low carb (but they must eat non-starchy veges for their nutrition).
Both protein and fat can provide fuel. Even for people performing at top athlete level.
I beleive that tight blood sugar control is much more important to our health than eating a lot of carbs is. And eating low carb gives me a very good tool to achieve that.
Anyway, each to their own. And you've discovered what works for you.
I switched Doctor's this week. I love my new M.D. and she supports what I am doing with low carb, but also wants me know that I can eat the right carbs when I want by injecting the appropriate amount of insulin to accommodate for them. I read Bernstein's book and I believe his theory can help people, but he's not for everyone.
My doctor says the same thing about needing more carbs. I can tell you from my experience that they are both wrong.
Let your friend know it can be reversed. Years ago, it must have been in my 38th year, by that time my feet were number and my fingers were affected. I was referred to a CDE who taught me how to have tigher control on my Diabetes and it helped. I followed all that I had learned from him and other cyber information and eventually I regained feeling in my feet. I was able to keep my a1cs under 7% and have done it now for almost 15 years.
I have had it for years. I hope you see a Neurologist. I worked in a Neurologist's office for 9 years volunteer no pay. Has your friend had nerve conduction tests, Nine got so severe I could step on a nail and not know it. Mine started the same way. I take NEURONTIN...up to 900 mgs a day. Check the GROUPS there is one on Neuropathy. Good luck to her. Reed