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.
November 27, 2001
Aches and Pains
Question from Simi Valley, California, USA:
My 10 year old daughter, who has had type 1 diabetes for five years and is on a insulin pump with hemoglobin A1cs always less than 7.4%, has been complaining of numbness and pain in her right arm. She has a hard time testing using that hand to get blood from her fingers. Could this be carpal tunnel syndrome at age 10?
It is pretty rare for a 10 year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome. Consultation with your diabetes team and perhaps also with an experienced neurologist for EMG testing may be helpful. An adult neurologist may have much more experience than a pediatric neurologist in this instance, so perhaps both should be consulted in unison to be sure there is no other explanation.