Hi and welcome.
Is there anything in particular that you are needing help with? Feel free to ask here or start a new thread if you like.
Has your Dad been diagnosed long? How well is his diabetes managed?
Which insulins is he prescribed and does he have any technology to help manage his levels.... Freestyle Libre or an insulin pump?
Sorry lots of questions but the more we know the easier it is to give advice.
Hi yes he was diagnosed about 7 years ago he manages it all by himself I don't know his regime as I want him to be independent until he can't manage. I would like advice re his painful feet, his nurse Dr just nod and that's it but it's really getting him down. Is there anything we can do to help him and are their shoes and slippers that can help. He said it's like treading on pebbles x
Diabetic neuropathy is the name given to nerve damage caused by diabetes. It can affect different types of nerves in your body, including your sensory nerves, autonomic nerves and motor nerves. Nerves carry messages between the brain and every part of our bodies, making it possible to see...
Do you know how well or poorly he manages his BG levels. If he is not managing things well it will not help his feet. Basically high BG levels cause damage to the peripheral nerves and blood vessels and feet (and eyes) are particularly at risk. Improved diabetes control may help but it may be that permanent damage has occurred and is not reversible and pain management will be a necessary strategy. Has he been offered any medication for it.
I am not personally familiar with neuropathy but hopefully someone else will be able to advise