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.
July 8, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Other Illnesses
Question from Kentucky, USA:
My eight-year-old granddaughter complains of excessive dryness of the feet requiring frequent wetting. Her feet are also shiny and smooth. She wakes me at night crying her feet are dry and spitting in her hands and wiping them on her feet. She says they do not burn or tingle. I have Type 2 diabetes and as her other grandmother has Type 1. Could this be a symptom of diabetes?
This does not sound like any symptom of diabetes, but a skin sensitivity problem. I would have her seen by a pediatrician or take her to a dermatologist.