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.
June 15, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Medford, Oregon, USA:
For the last month, we have noticed that when our seven year old daughter (who has PDD with mild to moderate delays in learning and motor skills) has outbursts of crying or moodiness and we get her some form of sugar (e.g., chocolate milk, orange juice), she is back to herself and seems much calmer within about 15-20 minutes. I have been documenting this. We have a strong family history of diabetes (maternal side). Do we need to look into this? Is there something that I could do at home or ask the doctor for specifically?
This is unlikely to represent a problem with blood sugar. Children with PDD frequently have different responses to normal daily stimuli such as eating, social interactions and communication. I would suggest reviewing this with her your pediatrician if the behavior continues.