Re: Pre-diabetic= diabetic neuropathy ???
Hi moparman, I've read the same thing. That kind of thing catches my eye cause I was diagnosed with neuropathy before I was diagnosed a pre-diabetic. Sugar can cause nerve damage at those levels and it's sometimes the presenting sign of diabetes or pre-diabetes. The other thing though is diabetic neuropathy is a diagnosis of exclusion. That means, all other causes of the neuropathy have to be ruled out before a diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy can be made. Has your doctor ruled out other possible causes? You don't want to go blaming something on the sugar and then come to find out it was actually something else. Have you seen a neurologist? That to me would be the next logical step. If you have and he's the one who says it's not possible, then you need to find a smarter neurologist. You also need to see an opthalmologist and get your eyes checked just to be on the safe side. Unless you're metering, you really don't know how high you're going between fasting lab draws.
I hope you find an answer soon. I'm still actually waiting for my official diabetic neuropathy diagnosis. I had a brain mri last month and that came out fine so I guess I'm another step closer. In the meantime, I take my Lyrica and do ok.