Hi XXXXXXX welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal.
Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query
From your query I understand that you have diabetes
, possibly uncontrolled sugars, with hypothyroidism
First and foremost it is never too late to control sugars properly. The high sugars are supposed to be bad for all the cells in the body. They affect all the cells- neurons included. When the neurons are affected, the condition called diabetic neuropathy
may develop. The problems are similar to you, like tingling
The best thing for control of diabetic neuropathy are control of high sugars. There are also other medicines like methylcobal, pregabalin
that may be used for neuropathy. Despite all measures, control of sugars remains the best treatment for the problem.
I would also suggest checking if the thyroid is well controlled. Because even uncontrolled thyroid can cause similar symptoms.
Now for the fact about exercise and loosing weight- I don't think you should worry too much about what people think. The fact remains that the best control about sugars is from medicines like insulin and tablets (which you are taking), diet control, moderate physical exercises and loss of weight. So if people stare at you when you loose weight, let them stare. I t would be appreciative looks. And besides people will get used to your new looks sooner or later.
Also, the condition your mother faced puts you at a higher risk of complications. So you should take better care of yourself.
Besides, I feel that if it helps your health, people be damned.
I wonder what is the current status of your sugars and thyroids, and will hope you will let me know these in your followup response.
I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above so i can be of help further. Best of luck.
I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you.
Please do understand that some details could be extracted from a detailed history and examination.
Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further.
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Dr Saumya Mittal MD
Physician and Diabetician