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.
May 20, 2002
Question from San Fernando, Trinidad:
I have had diabetes for three years, and I'm having a lot of burning and pain in my feet with numbness. Can you help me?
There are several possible causes for the symptoms. I am not sure it is neuropathy, although it certainly could be. Peripheral arterial insufficiency can cause these symptoms. In addition, I have seen these symptoms in patients who have no other remarkable disease or findings. Please have your feet carefully examined by your doctor.
[Editor’s comment: Also, see Diabetes and Foot Pain at the Diabetes Monitor.