Re: [IPk] Possible Nerve Damage?
these are similar to the symptons my mum described prior to being
diagnosed with menieres disease - it came and went/worse/better, now
takes low dose medication for it,. not sure if it is ever diabetes
related (mums not diabetic).
I also (since being diabetic) have phases of feeling light headed,
muzzy headed, inability to think straight (a vague feeling of fullness
in my head, not quite a headache but persistant enough for me to feel
under par, bit like a hangover). i wondered if it was the stress of
repeated highs and lows on the body - some kind of mineral deficiency
caused by the physical stress - i took magnesium for a while but not
sure if t helped... (i'm now medical person...)
On 14 Apr 2008, at 09:08, Clare Price wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am just wondering if anyone has or is suffering in the same way as
> me, possibly due to having had diabetes for a long time (I have had
> type 1 for 38 years now). I have been suffering with feelings of
> being off-balance, confusion and lack of concentration on and off
> now for about 18 months (sometimes badly for a few days or weeks,
> and sometimes not too bad). These feelings occur whatever level my
> BG is at (low, normal or high). Initially I had various tests done
> by my GP (e.g. ENT check, thyroid problems, iron deficiency, blood
> pressure), I also stopped all unnecessary medication (obviously not
> insulin!). All tests came back as being fine, I then had an MRI
> scan on my brain (and yes, they did find one in there), but again no
> signs of anything unusual.
> My DSN has suggested it may be due to the diabetes, perhaps being
> due to having better control since going doing the DAFNE course
> (known as DAFYDD here in Wales), and since taking Glucophage for
> insulin resistance, and then the pump, these things helping towards
> better control. My diabetic control was never very good prior to
> the pump and 38 years of higher blood sugars (typical HBa1c was
> around 9 then) might mean that my body is still not used to these
> lower BG's. I have been on the pump now for 7 months, and I was
> hoping that these symptoms would start to go, but I am going through
> a bad patch again currently. The DSN has said it may take up to a
> year to feel better, which may be the case.
> It has been suggested that it could be due to nerve damage from
> having diabetes for so long, but that normally this does not occur
> in the brain until after you have experienced nerve damage elsewhere
> in the body (e.g. foot problems - mine are regularly checked and
> absolutely fine).
> I do however have diabetic eye retinopathy and have had loads of
> laser treatment in both eyes.
> Anyone out there experienced this, and if so, did it go away and how
> long did it take? Perhaps it's just me though.
> (Type 1 for 38 years, pumping 7 months, Paradigm 522)
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,