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.
April 13, 2002
Question from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom:
My mother in-law, who has had diabetes for almost nine years and takes insulin, has recently been suffering from sickness with dramatic weight loss and is very concerned. Her doctor suspects a hiatus hernia but is not 100% sure. Could you advise of any other possible reasons for this?
This is a very broad question with a symptom that could result from a number of disorders. Decreased nutrition is only one of the causes. Decreased nutrition can occur from poor eating, malabsorption, hyperthyroidism, another systemic disease, and poor glucose control. I would suggest you speak with her physician about a more comprehensive examination of the problem.