Lori, the LOML has been battling neuropathy in her feet for about a year now, and after frequent urging from me, she finally got in to the doctor and did something about it. She has been diagnosed with type II diabetes, and is on oral meds for it. She evidently has had it for awhile now, going back to her pregnancy with her (our) youngest son when she got gestational diabetes. She carefully watched her diet etc... and seemed to have things under control until the neuropathy kicked in.
one week in and she's feeling much better and the meds are slowly bringing her back to 'normal' levels, though they're not sure what 'normal' will be for her going forward.
We've already been on a diabetic friendly diet, the primary difference now is that she's on meds and responding to them. Getting used to the metering and eating on a schedule is 'fun', but I'd rather she did that than the alternative.