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 31, 2008
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Grove City, Ohio, USA:
We have been monitoring my five-year-old son's blood sugar level for two weeks and it seems to be going up. On Thursday, it was never below 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L]. On Friday, it was never below 110 mg/dl [6.1 mmol/L] and, today, it has not been below 115 mg/dl [6.4 mmol/L]. We check first thing in the morning, then two hours after each meal. The highest he has been is 230 mg/dl [12.8 mmol/L]. We were wondering if we are missing something. My husband has MS so we are worried about type 1 diabetes, hence the tests. Do you have any suggestions?
It sounds borderline abnormal with periodic definitely abnormal blood glucose values. I would suggest consultation with a pediatric diabetologist so that antibody testing and hemoglobin A1c can be obtained and more specific follow-up arrangements made. I doubt if your husband having MS is a risk factor. Although both type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis are both autoimmune disorders, they are usually not associated with each other.