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  • By Ksviolin

    I have been a type 2 diabetic for 17 years. My a1c were 5.6 to 6.0. The doc was very happy. In the last year and a half, my a1c has been high. I’ve had Pneumonia. My esophagus collapses and I’m always choking on food so I went to the gastroenterologist for it. He said I have a ulcer in my esophagus and my stomach (I do not drink alcohol. I do drink diet pop). My blood sugars are high, I’m depressed.

    I also have very painful diabetic neuropathy and unusual rare sweating feet in the winter).
    On the side, I suffer from NF1 (Neurofibromatosis) on my scalp and forehead.

    I need support. Help. and Thank You!

  • By Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC Moderator

    Dear Ksviolin,
    I am so very sorry to hear about all of your struggles. Please know that you are not alone in how you feel. Illness and stress can make controlling blood sugar levels/A1c more challenging. I hope that you find the community to be a helpful and supportive community. If you are feeling depressed please discuss how you are feeling with your physician, as he/she may have a list of recommended counselors that can help you work through difficult times. You may also find the following articles helpful:,, Wishing you all the best. Take care. Meryl Krochmal, RD CDE Community Moderator.