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Nerve Decompression Surgery for Diabetic Neuropathy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sp!tf!re Oct 6, 2011. 15 Replies

Hello, everybody. I'm brand new here but I've had DM for about 5 or so years and neuropathy for as long as I've been diagnosed. In fact it was the burning and numbness that brought me into the…Continue

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Sp!tf!re replied to mnkid's discussion 'Nerve Decompression Surgery for Diabetic Neuropathy'
"i seem to have symptoms of neuropathy- ive heard from more than one person not to "wait" to treat it. if i keep tight BGs and take the supplements for example, how would it benefit me to treat it sooner than later?? sorry for my ignorance!!"
Oct 6, 2011
Sp!tf!re replied to mnkid's discussion 'Nerve Decompression Surgery for Diabetic Neuropathy'
"ditto! i work for a chiropractor who is a specialist in spinal decompression etc- he has a 93% success rate with non invasive/non surgical/ not rx treatments. back surgery has 20-30% success rate. we actually get a lot of patients with failed back…"
Oct 6, 2011
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"Welcome to the REAL world of diabetes. Good for you! Best thing I ever did was fire my last doctor and find my endo. Things are going to get so much better now! Your first visit totally reminds me of my first visit. It changed my life in every good…"
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"You probably know this already, but just in case you don't. The most effective form of ALA is R-ALA. Great that you found a good endo. Full steam ahead:)"
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brokenpole commented on mnkid's blog post 'My First Time'
"mnkid, Might I suggest if you lost all of those intro papers fromw hen you were diagnosed, why not go back to school here and start reading all the intro material we send to new folks. Never know...might remember something. Sparky"
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My First Time

Well, now that I've got your attention let me tell you about my first visit to an Endocrinologist.Being about six years into my life with DM type 2 I thought maybe I should touch base with a physician who actually specializes in this disease. I'm really glad that I did. Wish I had done it sooner.What spurred me to finally make an appointment was the suggestion by a podiatrist that I have surgery for my diabetic neuropathy. Then my Family Practice doctor had no idea what Alpha Lipoic Acid is.…See More
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My First Time

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 7:01am 3 Comments

Well, now that I've got your attention let me tell you about my first visit to an Endocrinologist.

Being about six years into my life with DM type 2 I thought maybe I should touch base with a physician who actually specializes in this disease. I'm really glad that I did. Wish I had done it sooner.

What spurred me to finally make an appointment was the suggestion by a podiatrist that I have surgery for my diabetic neuropathy. Then my Family Practice doctor had no idea what Alpha Lipoic… Continue

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At 3:28am on June 9, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us,. WELCOME!!! I,too,have Neuropathy. I volunteered for a Neurologist for 9 years. He put me on NEURONTON 300 mgs you can safely go to 600 900 but see a Neurologist.
At 5:41pm on June 8, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the circle mnkid....
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:42pm on June 8, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Good to see you checking out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 7:56am on June 8, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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At 6:53am on June 8, 2011, Marie B said…
hello and welcome! Please join our great Lakes Group

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