My blood sugar averages have been ranging from 130-140 for quite a while now. Ever since I started on the CGM
, I've seen an increase in the number of BG readings in the "normal" range.
Still, in the past few months I started feeling a discomfort in the sole of my feet. Since I have had relatively acceptable blood sugar control, I assumed that it couldn't be neuropathy. Well, I was wrong. Today I went to to the podiatrist and he said this actually happens and all I could do at this point was:
1) Continue doing what I know to do to maintain the best possible glycemic control I could.
2) Possibly take a medication to help with the discomfort associated with neuropathy.
He talked to me about Cymbalta, which I have read others in the community take to help with neuropathy
(along with depression symptoms). Since I am on a mild dose of an antidepressant, I will be checking with my endo before starting with Cymbalta. If you have any experiences with Cymbalta for neuropathy pain, I'd love to hear your take on it.