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.
January 3, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Lenexa, Kansas, USA:
I am 14 years old and I am 5'1" and 116 lbs. I was researching diabetes and I have some of the symptoms such as frequent urination, extreme hunger, fatigue, excessive thirst, and over a time period of 6 months I went from 20/20 vision to very bad vision (-3.25 and -1.25) and I wanted to know if this is normal for a 14 year old or am I at risk for diabetes?
You are correct that the symptoms for diabetes include frequent urination, excessive hunger, excessive thirst, and weight loss. Certainly, visual changes also can be a symptom of diabetes. If you are showing these symptoms, then it would be appropriate to bring these to your physician’s attention. Please talk about this with your parents and seek advice from your family’s physician.