Neuropathy in Feet is it related to grains, sugar

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Created August 24, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Neuropathy in Feet is it related to grains, sugar



on August 24, 2011
at 05:58 PM

it's related to diabetes and other serious illnesses don't go to walmart, go to the doctor

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on August 24, 2011
at 05:26 PM

Neuropathy is a complication of diabetes wherein the nerve endings essentially die off. My mother had uncontrolled Type II diabetes, and she often complained of the excruciating pain in her feet from this process. She died at the age of 53 because she simply couldn't get a handle on her health, and so yes, I blame sugar and grain addiction as part of this.


on August 24, 2011
at 05:25 PM

It is one of the classic signs of elevated blood sugar. Go to Walmart, get a Reli-On meter, 50 strips , check your BS in the morning before eating (should be 80-90) then 1 and 2 hours after your meals (should never be over 130).If it is, cut the carbs down to a level that allows "normal" blood sugar. If that is not enough, start to decrease the protein as that can raise BS. Increase fat to off set the carb and protein limiting.

If your BS is normal...we need more help in determining the cause.

I love the saying, " the difference between a bowl of oatmeal and a bowl of sugar is about 30 minutes"...damn, wish I would have thought of that first. So see...grains no goody.



on August 24, 2011
at 05:54 PM

If you mean neuropathy due to diabetes, then yes, grains and sugar are implicated. Once diabetic, uncontrolled hyperglycemia causes neuropathy. Any carbohydrate at that point is not helpful (even excess protein is a problem). Causes of T2 diabetes are many - but the major suspects are fructose, n6, alcohol, magnesium deficiency, and gluten grains.

I have to point out that neuropathy has many other causes. From Wiki:

"The causes are broadly grouped as follows:

Genetic diseases: Friedreich's ataxia, Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome [6]
Metabolic/Endocrine: diabetes mellitus,[7] chronic renal failure, porphyria, amyloidosis, liver failure, hypothyroidism
Toxic causes: Drugs (vincristine, phenytoin, nitrofurantoin, isoniazid, ethyl alcohol), organic metals, heavy metals, excess intake of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Fluoroquinolone toxicity: Irreversible neuropathy is a serious adverse reaction of fluoroquinolone drugs [8]
Inflammatory diseases: Guillain-Barré syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosis, leprosy, Sjögren's syndrome, Lyme Disease, sarcoidosis,[9]
Vitamin deficiency states: Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B1 (thiamin)
Physical trauma: compression, pinching, cutting, projectile injuries (i.e. gunshot wound), strokes including prolonged occlusion of blood flow, electric discharge, including lightning strikes
Others: shingles, malignant disease, HIV,[10] radiation, chemotherapy[11]"

I actually ran into a woman who was struck by lightning and had tremendous pain many years later - I would assume that was neuropathetic damage.

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