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.
January 2, 2002
Aches and Pains
Question from Peebles, Ohio, USA:
I have type�2 diabetes (treated with diet and exercise), and I have pain on my right side under my rib cage which my doctor says is muscle pain, but it does not go away. My doctor did give me nonsteroidal drugs, but they made me have headaches, and the pain is getting worse -- it wakes me up. I also have bad back pain and had an MRI which showed fluid leakage torn muscle tissue and a herniated disk. Is all this because of diabetes?
I really can’t diagnose from the information you give. Has your doctor thought about reflux disease? I don’t think I really can offer more.
[Editor’s comment: I would suggest you ask for a referral to a neurologist or back surgeon. Your disk may be causing this pain.