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.
October 24, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
My now 44 year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes since he was 11 years of age, sweats a lot when he sits down to eat or even when he is just relaxing. I tell him I think his diabetes is out of whack as he does not take very care of himself, but he says there is nothing wrong with him. He has a rash and sores that do not heal on his legs. Why does he sweat like this?
The sweating could be the result of neuropathy. Gustatory sweating has been described as being associated with diabetes.
In addition, he should also have his heart screened. Asymptomatic heart disease, that often occurs with diabetes, can also cause sweating with minimal exercise. Finally, it is important to rule out low blood sugars during these episodes.