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.
March 7, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Kansas, USA:
Have people been diagnosed with diabetes that don't even have it?
I’m unaware of the diagnosis of diabetes being made without true disease.
[Editor’s comment: I suspect this has happened, but that would be very rare.
[Editor’s comment: There are reports that if a patient has a different disorder, called renal glycosuria (which does have glucosuria and normal blood sugar levels), that diabetes mellitus might be misdiagnosed. Such a case is reported in PubMed, at Renal glycosuria treated as diabetes mellitus.