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Old 07-19-2021, 10:54 AM #1
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In recent months I have had several falls and have gradually become weaker.

A couple of weeks ago after a fall I was admitted to hospital and a neurologist has diagnosed motor neuropathy subject to further tests. The probable cause is
diabetes. This shocked me because I have always been told my diabetes 2 was under control with my medication of Metformin.

I am now home awaiting further tests and feeling anxious. My wife has been superb and we have had a stair lift installed and a recliner chair.. I have stopped smoking and now vaping

But I feel so tired all of the time and sleep much of he time? I am weak and lack confidence to leave the house?

Just like to chat with people in similar situation
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Welcome sunset709, Someone will be along.
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OP: Even though you take Metformin, do you control your foods, this is important.

The weakness, sounds like a course of Physical Therapy could be in order. You can't stop walking and moving around.

I don't have diabetes, but neuropathy from a hip replacement and do take Berberine to keep my glucose levels down. I believe they can elevate as we age...and can't ignore the foods...

Inositol helps me a lot to relax my body and I've been taking it for years. Do a search on it's benefits. Don't stop moving.
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Welcome, sunset709!

You mention several falls in recent months. I wonder if you've given yourself enough time just to get over those falls? As we get older, it seems to take more and more time to get over a fall.

Also, I have Type 2 diabetes too and understand that diabetes complications can come along even when it's being well controlled. Unfortunately.

There may be an answer to your continuing fatigue. I hope your doctor is checking your diet and making sure you're not deficient in some important nutrient.
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OP: I heard this Spine Surgeon on my radio last week and today a friend sends me one of his youtubes on Anxiety, so you may want to view:

Anxiety and Pain Perception; An Interview with Dr. David Hanscom- A Spine Surgeon - YouTube
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