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 25, 2000
Question from Trenton, Michigan, USA:
My sister-in-law has diabetes. I'm not sure what kind, but I know she takes two shots a day. Anyway, for the last two months, she has been complaining about her skin aching, hurting, really irritating, and sore. She can't stand her clothes touching her skin. I was wondering if you had any answers as to what's causing this. Her doctor said her sugar was too high.
It sounds like your sister-in-law might have developed a form of diabetic neuropathy (abnormality of the nerves). Improvement in her blood sugars may help, or she may benefit from some other medications that help to relieve the symptoms. I suggest she consult her endocrinologist or perhaps see a neurologist experienced in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.