Why you should stop taking drugs for your diabetes

The drugs doctors recommend for diabetes come with a long-list of damaging side effects. In addition they do not increase the survival rates of people who take these drugs. Here’s why you should stop taking these drugs … and what you can do instead to beat your diabetes. Continue reading “Why you should stop taking drugs for your diabetes”

How to exercise with diabetic neuropathy

Exercise is a great way for improving control over your diabetes. But exercising can be difficult if you have diabetic neuropathy. Here’s what you can do to overcome the limitations imposed by this debilitating medical condition. Continue reading “How to exercise with diabetic neuropathy”

Diabetic Neuropathy and Sleep

Diabetic neuropathy can develop into a nagging intrusiveness that will undermine you ability to enjoy a good night’s sleep. And lack of sleep will exacerbate the painful symptoms of neuropathy. What can you do about it? Continue reading “Diabetic Neuropathy and Sleep”

Alpha-lipoic Acid (3)

It’s now five months since I stopped taking alpha-lipoic acid to relieve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and so far the problems with my feet have not become any worse. Here’s the story and my conclusions about the effectiveness of alpha-lipoic acid. Continue reading “Alpha-lipoic Acid (3)”

Controlling your blood glucose levels is vital

Getting your diabetes under control is vital if you want to enjoy a normal life and live to a ripe old age because … if you don’t control your blood glucose levels you will probably end up with several awful health problems such as … heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, amputated feet, digestive problems, blindness, or a variety of infections. Continue reading “Controlling your blood glucose levels is vital”

Choosing the Correct Shoes

For most people, a blistered heel goes away quickly. But for people with diabetes, poor footwear can trigger serious problems, such as foot ulcers, infections, and even amputation. Hence choosing the right shoes to wear is vital for diabetics. Continue reading “Choosing the Correct Shoes”

Alpha-lipoic Acid – Self-experiment (1)

It is claimed that alpha-lipoic acid (aka thioctic acid) can relieve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy from which I suffer. As I could not find reputable clinical reports on the Internet I have begun a self-experiment to find out whether these claims have any substance in fact. Continue reading “Alpha-lipoic Acid – Self-experiment (1)”