January 4, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I am also type2 diabetic and have CIDP. My neurologist suggested I do my best to control theDiabetes and see what happens with the CIDP. so far so good !


January 11, 2007 at 11:33 pm

I know when I last visited with my neuro in September of 2005 (I don’t have to go back anymore), he did mention that steroids are now the first course of treatments that they precribe. I admit I was a bit surprised, but it might have something to do with the cost of IVIG vs the cost of prednisone. I know of some others who have been on the forum with diabetes who took steroids for CIDP, I was just wondering, has he even tried them? I guess if I were back in the condition he is now in, I would be willing to try just about anything. I guess I did, as I went through the chemotherapy protocol. My point being, my motto has always been, “You do whatever it is you have to do to get better.”

When I asked him why more people didn’t do what I did, he said that they were afraid of the word chemotherapy. Now if one had cancer, they wouldn’t hesitate to try chemo. CIDP is a very serious illness to live with, we have lost a lot of members just on this forum from various reasons, but all relating to the illness.