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 12, 2005
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Batesville, Arkansas, USA:
My four year old son had a strange episode two days ago when he woke up that morning. He was fine for 20 minutes, but then began to shake and went to sleep within seconds. I was unable to get him in an alert state. I took him to the Emergency Room and they gave him some Pepsi through a straw. He was awake and fine about 20 minutes later except for still being a little shaky. They checked a CBC/Differential and BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel), in which his glucose was 147 mg/dl [8.2 mmol/L], which was blamed on the Pepsi he had been sipping on. The laboratory report was sent to his pediatrician and she called me later to say he was also a "little dry." He has not been sick or had any fever so she wants to see him to check him over. He urinates very frequently and I have monitored his glucose level the last two days with the following results: morning fasting of 11 hours--130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]; and two hours after having one-half a cup of cereal and one cup of milk--145 mg/dl [8.1 mmol/L]. What do you think? Should I be concerned that he may have diabetes?
Please review the results you’ve seen with your pediatrician. Some of those blood sugars seem a little higher than I would expect. Your son may require additional testing.