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 17, 2000
Aches and Pains
Question from Titusville, Florida, USA:
My son is 15 1/2 and has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for over one half year. Since his diagnosis he has suffered with headaches! He never had headaches prior to his diagnosis. Sometimes he has them several times a day, and has gone as many as 12 days in a row getting them daily. The doctor says they are not diabetic related, however I know somehow they are. Could it be due to the high carb intake or diet related? The headaches are more debilitating than the diabetes at times. We have monitored his blood sugar levels during headaches to see if he was low or high with the onset and during, but nothing seems consistent. Please help! Tylenol and Advil are becoming a part of his daily diet.
It would be worth getting his headaches checked out. They may be simple tension headaches. I agree they don’t sound diabetes related.
Chat this over with your diabetes team and see if they can come up with any ideas.