How To Reduce Bone Pain In Diabetics?
hello doctor, I want to ask, my father has been suffering from diabetes for a long time, his body is getting thinner than his body weight 64 now only 45, recently he felt pain in his bones so he could not sleep, after X-rays the doctor even suggested acupressure and I was given bone strengthening drugs and drinking milk for bone vitamins, then my father also took medicine with an increased dose so that blood sugar was stable but still hard to fall, he always routinely exercised lightly every morning, and his diet was very well maintained, however when the blood sugar checks are always 400 or even 450, what should my father do again so that his blood sugar can return to normal? and how to reduce pain in his body? need to see a specialist if my father treated? answer please, thank you😞🙏
Hello Ayu Arkha,
Diabetes affects various organs, one of which is innervation. Nerve damage due to diabetes can cause neuropathy in almost any part of the body. One of them is Charcot joint or neuropathic arthropathy, which is a joint disorder caused by nerve damage, usually affecting the feet. The affected leg will feel tingling or numb, feel warm, red, and swollen. Then it can become unstable or develop deformity (change shape).
Other causes that can cause pain in diabetes include osteoarthritis (presumably due to previous obesity), frozen shoulder (the exact relationship is unknown), or DISH (diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis). Other possibilities cannot be excluded without direct examination.
The body getting thinner occurs because even though high blood sugar cannot be used by the body, because insulin cannot enter it in the cells (a result of low insulin or insulin resistance). Therefore the body feels as if it lacks sugar, so it breaks down fat to be broken down into sugar. This is what makes uncontrolled diabetes patients become thinner.
Diabetes control is not instantaneous, it requires patience and discipline. Need regular control, adjustment or replacement of drugs depending on the response, and also improve life habits. If the control is still high, the doctor can give other drugs or with insulin if there is an indication. Usually along with the improvement of blood sugar, other disorders in the organs can gradually improve even though some of them cannot return to normal.
The pain that occurs at this time should be consulted with your father's internal medicine doctor, it is not necessarily related to diabetes. If necessary, your father's doctor can refer him to a neurologist or orthopedist, according to the abnormality.
Also read: Joint Pain in Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes