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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Erica, Community Member, asks

Q: Why is it that my son that has type 1 diabetes wakes up every other couple of months screaming in the middle of the night because his feet hurt?

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Ann Bartlett, Health Guide
1/26/11 8:51am

Hi Erica,

I tried to have our expert Dr. Fran Cogan answer this, but she is overseas, so she sent her answer for you and asked me to post:


Not all foot pain is related to diabetes. You did not mention the age of your child. It is possible that he is having cramps related to exercise during the day. If the location of the pain is in the front of his shins, this may be classical growing pains.  As always, checking blood sugars are a good idea to ensure he is neither high nor low. It is always a good idea to check in with your pediatrician to rule out any other possibilities which as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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By Erica, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/26/11, First Published: 01/25/11