• Erica Erica
    January 25, 2011
    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?
    Erica Erica
    January 25, 2011


  • Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    January 26, 2011
    Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    January 25, 2011

    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.


You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.