Posted by Cheryl
on February 17, 2000 at 18:55:05:
In Reply to: Helping my mother with her type II diabetes posted by Tym on February 17, 2000 at 11:36:24:
: My mother who is 74 years of age, over weight has Type II insulin dependent diabetes. Lately she has been suffering from "tooth like" pains in her foot around the ankle. She describes the pain like a "shooting tooth ache" up and down her foot. She spoke with her diabetic doctor who told her it was just her nerves.
: My mother spends sleepless nights due to this pain and I can't believe the only reason is "nerves".
: Any ideas what might be causing this horrendous pain? She also has arthritis, high blood pressure etc. She is taking tylenol for the pain but it is not helping.
It also sounds to me that your mother has diabetic neuropathy. My mother suffers from a similar problem. I've been doing a little research and I am going to have her try something called Methylcobalamin. It is a B12 derrivative you can get in the health food store. I'll let you know if it helps. Take care .