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.
August 15, 2005
Question from India:
I've had type 2 diabetes for five years. I have developed neuritis. Is this reversible? Is diabetic neuropathy reversible?
It depends on what the symptoms are that you have. Painful neuropathy can be improved with tighter blood sugar control and some medications are also helpful in treating chronic pain. If it is loss of sensation, there is little that can be done to regenerate the nerve function after it has been lost. There are other forms of neuropathy, however, the most common is pain or numbness in the feet and hands. You can also have neuropathy involving other “automatic” nervous system function. Erectile dysfunction is fairly common in men with diabetes. It can be treated successfully with some of the medications available. Diabetic gastroparesis causes nausea and diabetic diarrhea can occur.