Anyone with CIDP and Diabetes?

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      I have type 2 diabetes along with cidp. Steroids are very bad for my bs readings. Would be nice to hear about other people dealing with both diseases. thanks 😮

    • Anonymous
      March 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Mitzi, I don’t have have diabetes but I am very close to developing it. My neuromuscular specialist informed me about that recently from my latest blood work. It does run in my family. My grandfather and greatgrandmother on my dad’s side had it. My greatgrandmother had her leg amputated because of it. My sugar level has been rising steadily over the last couple of years. My wife has me taking cinnamon tablets, her boss, a nurse and someone else told her that taking cinnamon has a dramatic effect on preventing diabetes so i am giving that a try. I have yet to be treated for CIDP other than physical therapy. Monday I begin IVIg. My wife’s boss is diabetic and takes turmeric and has found that to be effective in keeping her diabetes under control. Once you have it according to her the cinnamon is less effective although it may help some. You might want to google turmeric to see what info is out there about it. I am sorry you are having difficulties with diabetes. Take care, Johnny

    • March 19, 2011 at 2:11 am

      What helped me most with my Type 2 Diabetes were the online forums. Diabetes Daily Forums is one my favorites. I’ve even learned a lot from the Type 1’s and I’ve found out about different foods and tasy recipes.
      Dr. Bernstein’s “The Diabetic Diet” and “Diabetes Solutions” can be read online or you can buy the books. Jenny Ruhl’s “Blood Sugar 101” can be found online also. Both Dr. Berstein and Jenny Ruhl have online forums also.
      When I took Prednisone they told me I might have to increase my meds.
      I watched my carbs and checked my sugar frequently and kept the same meds. I kept my carbohydrate intake low and found that certain foods made my sugar spike. All of us are different in our diabetic diets and our individual ability to handle different foods and amounts of carbohydrates.
      My A1C’s high was 6.5 then 6.4, 6.2. 6.0 and my last on was 5.7 as they were weaning me off prednisone. I am awaiting the result of my last test and it’s probably lower, because I have been off Prednisone for 3 months.
      As I keep learning about Diabetes I have found the lo carbing for me works best and Iam creative and selective about my food intake. It makes sense to me that keeping sugars as close to normal as possible and eating to your meter can avoid complications.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you for your responses. 🙂