Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 19, 2001
Question from Boise, Idaho, USA:
I had diabetes for over 30 years and had a needle biopsy done today on both breasts. The surgeon said I might have diabetic lobulitis. I need information on this condition.
Through interacting with people like yourself, I too have learned about this condition and have had a chance to look into it further. It is a condition described in the literature in which women with diabetes get breast lumps. Of course, the problem is making sure it is not cancer. I am not sure why it develops. I don’t think people really know as it has not been extensively studied. However, I anticipate that breast tissue is responding to the environment of hyperglycemia with an inflammatory response
[Editor’s comment: Also see the following article at PubMed: Diabetic mastopathy. A clinicopathologic review .
The key issue is that if someone has this diagnosis, it’s non-cancerous, but it frequently recurs.