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Diabetes, neuropathy, have legs, hips pain, taking bilateral hip injections. Will the pain stop?

Hi..I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 41. I am now 43,and was just diagnosed with neuropothy. i take 2400mg of gabapentin a day. For 3 months i have had pain in my leg, hips , butt, kneeI, feet arms, hands. I had bilateral hip injections 2 weeks ago. My question is does the pain ever stop? i have had @2 good days this week Im scared the pain will come back. the spasams hurt so bad walking long distance is bad sometimes my leggs give out. what should i expect in the future does the pain come back? also how do i know what type of neuropothy i have?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
It is a bit unusual to be diagnosed as Type I diabetes as it diagnosed at slightly early age but I am sure now you are diagnosed with type I diabetes please take care of blood sugar by taking Insulin injections as advised by your treating physician.
You also have neuropathy which may be due diabetes or it may be due to possible other causes.
You should get Nerve conduction study which will help to diagnose peripheral neuropathy.
Other causes for pain should also needs to be investigated by X ray lumbosacral region and if required by MRI of spine which will let us know any root compression or any orthopedic cause.
Please do not worry such pain can be treated by neurotropic vitamins like B12 and Gabapentine and many similar drugs if it is neuropathy,and if any other cause is detected it can be treated accordingly.
Please take care
Good Luck.
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