Hi and welcome to HealingWell! First, I'm very glad you have taken control of your health and that you have stopped drinking. Congratulations! AA has helped thousands of people and I hope you continue to do well.
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by both alcoholism and diabetes (and other conditions) and in order to stop its progression, the person needs to stop abusing alcohol and get control of his blood sugar. In your case, I don't know what is causing the neuropathy but I believe treatments are the same no matter the cause. And this is where you need to have a really good doctor who is experienced with this. Maybe your regular doctor is the one or maybe you should see a neurologist.
As far as I know, there are several pain relievers that might be prescribed for this. Physical therapy may also help and some people have found that TENS therapy can help rejuvenate nerves. (I don't have experience with this, so I cannot say what works best.)
As far as blood sugar, I do know that cutting way down on carbs will keep blood sugar lower. That's the diet part. Cardio exercise is also helpful because it helps use up the glucose in the blood. If walking is painful, you might try swimming or biking. An exercise bike might be good. Not only does the exercise use up the blood glucose but it improves circulation which in turn helps keep the extremities enriched with oxygenated blood. And if you smoke, stop!
Please read the link in my signature. It is for a website that has a lot of information about
blood sugar including food and research.
I hope you continue to do well! And I'm glad you found HealingWell!
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very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/