I don't have diabetes. I had my leg/knee/ankle severely injured in an accident. 5 surgeries in 2 years and I suffer daily from bone pain, nerve pain and now arthritis. I am 45 years old.
It is just that the most common cause for neuropathy IS diabetes so if you have any kind of neuropathy, you will have people who ask if you are diabetic as well. Try not to be so touchy. No one is meaning it as accusatory. It is just that diabetes is the most common culprit for neuropathy. It is not the only cause, for certain, but it is the most common cause.
My neuropathy was caused by a 105 degree fever. I care less what people say. I am not a show to be examined. However, I developed diabetes from medication since then. Prednisone is the culprit. It is called medication induced diabetes type 2. It now t makes the neuropathy worse. Even with excellent blood sugars. Why worry about the TV commercials. Ground yourself with treating your real conditions and laughingly correct someone if they are giving unwanted advice. Generally their intention is to help. I don't say anything now to people about it. It isn't that important. Your condition is still being adjusted in your mind. Stay your own advocate and good luck on your recovery. You can improve life with attitude. The anger is misplaced. You may well be grieving this major change. And you hurt. Let your doctor know. Some help at this point can get you through. There is always something better once you start asking. Wishing you far better results.
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