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Re: [IP] Pain when bg normal



BertnSue,
I have the same thing as you; when my sugar is low, less than 100 mg, my
hands tingle.  I use it as a good "sign" of hypoglycemia.  I don't
understand, however, why your doctor would say that better control was
indicated by "sugar leaving your nerves".  That makes absolutely no sense at
all.  Are you seeing a real doctor or a quack?  I just can't imagine a
doctor saying that.  Nerves are just long tubes coming off your nerve cells;
the latter use glucose but very little of it.  Problems in nerve channels or
tubes is from a degeneration of the myelin sheathe or fatty insulation which
lines them.  When this fat disappears as it does in diabetes, the insulating
qualities of nerve impulse conduction are diminished.  Thus the "nerves"
don't work as well as before.  Unfortunately, many doctors do not explain
things to their patients in medical terms; they assume patients are dummies
and so will simplify their explanations to them whether or not its medically
correct.  If you are concerned, ask your doctor in the future to explain WHY
something is occurring, or badger him or her to explain it further.
Afterall, you're paying for their advice.  Good luck.
Pat
----- Original Message -----
From: "BertnSue" <email @ redacted>
To: "IP" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 7:15 AM
Subject: [IP] Pain when bg normal


> I'm hoping someone will have a suggestion to help me out. Last year I
> noticed my hands tingled when I would get low. Now it is happening a lot
> when my bgs are normal. I can stand it during the day, but it is wakening
me
> up at night as it is now accompanied with pain. Doesn't seem to happen
when
> I'm high, 180+..I've had electric charges shooting down my legs almost
daily
> and the doctor thought it might be sugar leaving my nerves as I'm
achieving
> better control with my pump . TIA.
>
> Susan, last hga1c 8.5, which was down from 9.5,which was better than the
> 10.7 last year!
> PS Forget any surgery as I know 2 people who ended up worse off!
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