From Escondido, California, USA:
Do you have information on how shingles and sciatica might affect a diabetic? Could these conditions trigger neuropathy in a 12 year, insulin dependent (2 injections per day) diabetic? A broken tailbone also figures into the situation. These questions concern my 75 year old mother.
Neither shingles nor sciatica, both of which are painful because of nerve damage from non-diabetic problems, are going to "trigger" the development of diabetic nerve damage (neuropathy). But if the diabetes is out of control, it's quite likely that the pain associated with either of these nerve conditions would be worse than if the diabetes were kept under tight control.
Original posting 31 Jul 1998
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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