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Mon Dec 10 01:12:44 EST 2012

I was diagnosed w/type 2 diabetes in May, 2012, my fasting blood sugar was 154. In Sept. my A1C was 5.7 I have tingling in my feet is this normal?
Asked By: popnson4pack  
Category: Type 2

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Since may of this year i have dropped 83 lbs.and my cholesterol #'s have dropped in half. I have cut my carb. intake down to 45 gramsper day is this alright?
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Expert Answers (1)
2013-01-04 19:51:49.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

It is great that you improved your blood glucose and cholesterol control.

With only 45 grams of carbohydrate each day, I am concern that you may be missing out on many important nutrients. Also, rapid weight loss may not be sustained over time. Regain in the weight loss may result.

Consider talking with a registered dietitian about establishing an individualized meal and exercise plan. It will help you to continue to achieve and maintain the desired cholesterol, diabetes, as well as weight control.

Tingling feet is not normal. It can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. Keeping your blood glucose within the normal range will prevent and treat peripheral neuropathy. As blood glucose improves and nerves heal, you may experience more tingling instead of less. This is usually a sign that you are getting better so keep up the great work. However, if the tingling persists, check with your doctor.

Read about tingling feet!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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Community Answers (1)
2013-09-13 11:15:10.0

Have you looked into Alpha Lipoic Acid? It is all natural and for what ever reason(s) people with diabetes bodies do not produce enough naturally. It can be found in Wal*Mart, KMart in the vitamin section. Also check you health food store(s)...
Answered By: chopsticks

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