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    I am newly diagnosed with MND and also I am on medication for type 2 diabetes.

    The neurologist thinks some nerve damage caused by diabetes?? My sugar levels been well controlled with diet and medication for several years.

    My question is what diet do others follow who have mnd and diabetes.

    I have poor appeite and perhaps should have a hifgh calorie diet. But that is the oppposite of the diet I have followed for diabetes contol

    What diet do peoplefollow?



    Oh Steve, you've a lot on your plate, haven't you 😟

    Originally posted by sunset709 View Post
    The neurologist thinks some nerve damage caused by diabetes??
    Yes, diabetes can cause peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage) and it's a common side effect of diabetes, unfortunately.

    Perhaps you should talk to a Dietitian and discuss an eating plan, tailored to your diabetic needs. I'm quite sure you're not the only diabetic with an MND.

    When your appetite isn't great, it's hard to get enough calories into you, let alone worry about the food pyramid! Try eating little and often and, if necessary, you can get nutritionally complete drinks prescribed to top up your calories - these drinks are nutritionally balanced.

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Significant bulbar impairment - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV - Eye gaze user


      Hi, sounds like a question for your diabetic nurse and neurologist to get heads together on as presume each person with MND and diabetes has different dietary and medication requirements?.

      Hope you get some professional advise soon.
      Best wishes


        Many thanks

        I will ask The Speciality Nurse when I see her.

        I was just wondering what diets people followed in a similar position