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Sat Dec 22 05:21:30 UTC 2012

How can my mother do now (about belly fat increasing, feel pain to move right hand_problem to sit_)?
Asked By: bobjackson  
Category: Type 2

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My mother(58 years) has been suffering from diabetes for 12 year long.. Now, she fell pain to move her hand, fell pain on leg when she want to sit on the floor.. recently, her belly fat increasing day by day.. Please give better solution for she feel batter.. I love my mother very much.. Thanx for your help. Her profile: Age : 58 years weight: 60 kg Insulin :2times daily (16, 30) blood sugar: 12.5 (last test: 1 month ago) suffering from diabetes: about 12 years Please ask if need any further information.. Thanx for cooperation.
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2014-05-15 14:21:34.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

So nice that you are concern with your mother's well-being. After years of diabetes, nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) can impact up to 70% of people with diabetes. The biggest risk factor for developing neuropathy is uncontrolled blood glucose levels. The incidence of neuropathy in diabetes increases with time.

When it becomes painful to move, people with nerve damage tend to become sedentary. The lack of physical activity often results in weight gain and increase in blood glucose levels.

I recommend that your mother talk with her doctor about how best to manage her blood glucose. Since there are medicines for treating neuropathy, she does not have to suffer.

Read about neuropathy.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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