Back pain from diabetes?

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Topic Title: Back pain from diabetes?
Created On: 02/06/2014 04:37 PM

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 04/20/2015 05:19 PM

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angelrobert

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Its really a very serious issue, I think first of all you should visit the physician who is treating the diabetes of your grandfather and ask for the solution of the back pain because he knows better the condition of your grandfather so he can suggest something reliable for his health.

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AmariT

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My grandfather has type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed a few years back and has been careful about keeping his blood sugar within healty levels since his diagnosis. Last summer, he started having really bad back pain near the base of his spine. They thought that there was a pinched nerve or a herniated disc, but during months of tests and treatment, the problem only got worse. About two months ago he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. After a few days of observation and tests, they said that the problem was actually diabetic nerve damage. I'm a little confused because all of the research I've done seems to show that diabetic nerve damage is slow, and this has been a sudden decline. Last year, he was extremely healthy, playing golf, walking everywhere. Now he's using a walker, has little feeling in his legs, particuarly his right foot, and continued issues with his back. Does this sound like anyone else's experience?

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