My husband was diagnosed in early December as a Type 1 and his A1C was 10.9 and FBG was 325. He was put on Glipizide and Metformin and went on a low carb diet. His FBC by the end of January was about 115.
But the issue is that very quickly he has developed disabling neuropathy from his toes to his knees. He is 43 years old and in November was out dirt bike riding and playing with our kids. Now it is February and he can’t even get to work most days and it is painful to walk from the couch to the bed.
We have seen a few doctors and he has been given Cymbalta and Gabapentin but neither of those have done a thing for the pain. At this point he is depressed and not sleeping at all and has lost so much weight (he is too thin now). He is scheduled for an EMG next week.
Has anyone had neuropathy just “explode” like that? Most of the reading I have done says that it progresses slowly. I am sure he had been diabetic for several years prior but the onset of this is really scary.
Could it be from reducing his BG pretty fast…325 to 115 in 8 weeks?
For those of you who have a let up of neuropathy from tight control how long did that take before you saw improvements?
Really desperate for some encouragement that my 43 year old husband won’t be in a wheelchair a month from now