About Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

The more you learn about diabetic peripheral neuropathy the easier it becomes to control the pain associated with it.

In my journey I learned early on that the mainstream medical community was not very helpful in teaching me what I needed to know about my condition.  My doctors, who had never experienced neuropathy, asked questions, ordered tests and wrote prescriptions.

About Diabetic Peripheral NeuropathyMy treatment was almost entirely based on treating pain with powerful and expensive prescription medications designed to treat the symptom only and not to heal the cause of the pain. I was told time and again there was no treatment that could reverse nerve damage.

For several years I believed this myth, but once I began doing extensive online research I determined this was not necessarily true.

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In 2016 my prescription medicines for diabetes and neuropathy combined were costing me more than $900 per month. This equated to more than 33% of my monthly retirement income. I felt like I was being held hostage by big pharma. I would soon learn, thanks to information I discovered online, big pharma was holding me hostage.

Pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to make us well. They are incented to keep us sick so we lay out large amounts of money each month to treat our symptoms for pain relief.

Being a diabetic with neuropathy makes us very valuable to the pharmaceutical industry. It should come as no surprise to learn that pharmacy representatives provide many doctors with incentives to prescribe their diabetic peripheral neuropathy medications.

Where Does a Diabetic with Peripheral Neuropathy Find Help?

I did a Google search on “treatment diabetic peripheral neuropathy” and in the results I discovered information from Dr. Michael Gregor, MD, who had other ideas about healing diabetic neuropathy.

He sites a study done more than 20 years ago where 17 of 21 test subjects were healed of neuropathy pain within 4 to 16 days using a vegan diet. Moreover, the healing was generally long term.  The information Dr. Gregor provided was startling, but I wasn’t all that excited about giving up steak. This was just one study and after all, I was a country boy raised on a West Texas ranch.

Still, I was suddenly presented with proof that diabetes and neuropathy could be reversed and this renewed my faith there had to be alternatives to pharmaceuticals for pain relief. I knew diet and exercise had to be a big part of the puzzle, but I felt their were other pieces missing.

Actually, this was only the tip of the iceberg. Once I started looking beyond the field of modern medicine I found hope in many places.

What Else Could Stop Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain?

I had discovered finding help was easy once I began obtaining information from doctors who did not use prescriptions to solve the ills of every pain. I wanted more options.

I wasn’t satisfied that diet and exercise alone would totally give me my life back. My previous experience with diet had failed. Hunger cravings are their own kind of pain. I wanted all the pieces of the puzzle. I was determined to find them.

Central Nervous System

I found options from an unlikely source. Chiropractors. More specifically, board certified neurological chiropractors.

The central nervous system of our body is our head and spine.

Everything else in our body is a peripheral. So it makes sense that a neurological chiropractor would/should be an expert on how our central nervous system functions.

I discovered that what happens in our peripherals is often related to central nervous system malfunction. Again, chiropractors generally view diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain as a holistic problem . . . certainly not curable with a pharmaceutical solution.

I found a lot of valuable information from chiropractors . . . so much so that almost all videos I feature on this website come fom neurological chiropractors.

Getting Early Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Early treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is very important. I learned the hard way that neglect can lead to near total disability.

If your personal physician only wants to treat the symptoms with prescription medications, I suggest you seek a second opinion. In this website I will be writing many articles to help educate you with what I learned, but the biggest lesson I learned is take action early.

About Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Insulin Injections

Modern Diabetic Insulin Pens Are Almost Painless

If your doctor recommends you begin taking insulin, do not delay. The needle on today’s insulin pens is the size of an eyelash and almost painless. I find the stick of the finger to test blood sugar to be more painful than the injection. Do not let fear keep you from doing the right thing early on.

Find a board certified neurological chiropractor and set up a consultation. Most of these professionals will take a holistic approach to your treatment and they are not incented by pharma reps to keep you on drugs you may not need.

Take Responsibility for Your Neuropathy

Doctors are wonderful to have available and they often save lives, but your physician won’t be there when severe pain is shooting down your foot as you try to sleep. Decide right now to find a way to meet the neuropathy problem head on.

I will be adding more articles to this website to help you find a solution that works for you.

Be sure and bookmark this site and check back often for new articles.

There is an old saying “If it is to be it is up to me.” It is up to you and nobody else. Begin your trip back to the time when pain was not present in your life. If you have read this article this far I know you want to get rid of your pain forever. You can. Take the first step . . . the leap of faith that says with determination “I can do it.”

Conclusion

Knowledge is your key to long term relief from neuropathy pain. The more you learn the less pain you will have to endure. This includes the financial pain caused by the high expense of all the prescribed drugs purchased each month.

Keep an open mind. Be determined you are going to be victorious over your battle with discomfort. The facts will prove modern medicine wrong and you will soon have your life back.

Imagine playing with your grandchildren again. Imagine playing golf again. Imagine whatever is important to you. Be determined you will be that person you once were. You will be.

Learn as much as you can about diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

24 Comments

  1. Thank you, Marvin, for this most interesting and important post, my wife is diabetic for the past 52 years and have neuropathy pain. I will have her read your post, thank you again.

    • Thank you, Claude. My prayers go out to your wife. We can Stop the Pain of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

  2. Knowing how to deal with an illness the right way is such a powerful if not the most important tool s person can have. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge ingorn and experience with us. I have great respect for the doctors but I also agree with you on the fact that too often pharmaceutical companies put their own interests abo e anyone else 

    • Thanks Barbara. You are correct. God gave us brains. We may not be medical doctors, but today we have the ability to educate ourselves to levels never before achievable in the history of the world. Education is our pathway to living pain free lives. I believe that with all my heart. “If it is to be it is up to me.”

  3. I am glad that you found a way to heal. I agree that pharmaceutical companies are not interested in curing people but in doing business.
    Regarding the diet option, there are many meat substitutes that are just as delicious, if you really don’t want to give up the taste. I have tried many of them, and they were really good 🙂

    • Christine, Thank you for your comment.

      What I discovered that worked for me was giving up carbs and stopping consumption of statins. Today I strive to avoid carbs at all cost. I eat both meat and healthy vegetables. I may try vegan at some point, but just getting the poison of sugar out of my diet worked wonders.

      It allowed me to get out of bed and start walking. I could not do that when my neuropathy had me disabled.

      I want to share with others how to Stop the Pain of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

  4. This was an eye-opening article about the malady of diabetic neuropathy that I have been looking for. I have a sister that has been suffering for years with this, and just like you, she is paying through the nose for the medications that the doctors are prescribing.

    Most definitely I will be referring my sister to this website and I will be coming back as well. Although I do not have diabetes, I do have some pain in my extremities at times, and it sounds like there may be some solutions that you can offer both me and my sister.

    Thanks for looking at the issue from a new perspective, I think big Pharma needs to be put in check. There are many natural and wholesome therapies out there that irradicate the need for all those expensive pills doctors want to prescribe for you. I look forward to learning more here…

    • Thank you, Dave.  My goal is to enlighten everyone who suffers from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy that proper treatment should be holistic and not only pharmaceutical.

  5. very informative post; I do not suffer from diabetes, in fact I have no suffering at the age of 63 and that’s because I have used prevention and alternative methods for pharmaceutical products all my life; moreover, our thoughts influence us terribly and every illness leaves the central nervous system; I congratulate you for your discovery

    • I congratulate you for having the foresight to take preventive action.  I would give anything to live the last 15 years of my life over knowing what I know now.  Even with diabetes I could have prevented peripheral neuropathy.

      Thank you for your comment.

  6. Hi Marvin,

    Great article!

    My mother had a heart attack a few months ago, and as a result of this, she became diabetic peripheral neuropathy. They gave her first injection, but she couldn’t stand it. So now the Doctors gave her pills and will see what happen. It’s harrowing for her, and I am glad I found your website. I will show her this article in the hope she will learn from your experience.

    Do you think it’s possible to cure diabetes? I wonder if my mother will one day able to stop all these medicaments.

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • I don’t know about curing diabetes. I still have diabetes, but only take about 20% of the insulin I used to, but I do believe with time neuropathy can be cured. The metformin your mother is probably taking is one of the few prescription drugs I do believe in. Metformin is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, which lists the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. There are some studies that indicate metformin may help even non-diabetics live longer. It is the fourth most prescribed drug in the United States Metformin doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like many prescribed drugs.

    • Thank you. I have done and continue to do, extensive research about Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

  7. I have on idea of what diabetes is like, if ones blood sugar rises above its limited it can causes sweatines in the body and mind confusion. It is very important to take the medication that prescribe by your physician. I am taking Metformin for years now, and i’m doing find. A person vail to follow his or her physician’s instruction can cause fatal damage to their bodies or even death.

    • Metformin was first discovered in 1926 and first prescribed in the USA in 1995. It has a very long history of successful outcomes if used along with a nutritional diet and exercise. Compared to many prescription drugs it is inexpensive.

  8. HI Marvin,
    I am sorry about Daniella’s mom, and my sympathy goes to her, yes maybe someday they find the cure. But for now we have to take care of ourselves, i’ve been taking Metformin for quite some years now and I’m a type-2, and I’m doing okay. So I believe herr mom is going to be fine, all she needed to do is follow her doctor’s instructions.

    • You are correct about getting on Metformin early with Type II Diabetes. Insulin is often not needed if a good endocrinologist’s advice is adhered to.
      Neuropathy, on the other hand, is seldom treated by the general medical community as a healable disease. Painkilling medication is generally all mainstream medicine offers to stop the pain.

  9. It is sad that a number of medical doctors will rush to give you painkillers to suppress the pain without thorough examination. And worse continue to ‘feed’ you with such for months!

    I have seen people deal with diabetes and watched helplessly as they swallow medicine after medicine. I know diet helps a lot, do you have specific foods that aid in healing and stopping pain?

    Thanks for this informative article! 

    • Yes, there are some specific foods that aid in stopping neuropathy pain. I will be discussing those in my next article.

  10. Hello Friend

    My sister is a diabetic and suffers.  Your article spelled out her pain but most of all teaches how to deal with this pain. Thank you for a wonderful article.  I noticed you took us through necessary steps to help us seek necessary care and also how pain can effective every day moves.  I will show this article to all I feel need to know you and how you have put your situation into a helpful tool for others

    Thank you so very much

    • And thank you. My goal is to help others avoid the pain from neuropathy that I suffered and to share what helped me recover.

  11. Hi! I have actually been spending the last few days searching the internet for more information about diabetic neuropathy. My mother-in-law has been suffering from it for quite some time now and she has come to the point where she can’t properly sleep at night anymore. As well as the pain, it is affecting her health in general. I didn’t know a chiropractor could do something about it so it’s a great information that I intend to share with her. 

    I was actually thinking about trying essential oils to help with the pain. Have you ever tried it?

    Thank you for sharing this great post.

    • I believe using some essential oils can be very beneficial to neuropathy patients for not only relieving pain but possibly reversing cell damage. I will talk about this in a future article.

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