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 4, 2003
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Oxford, Ohio, USA:
I am a 25 year old male (6 feet 5 inches tall, 200 pounds) who was diagnosed with diabetes about a month ago, but my doctor has yet to determine what type of diabetes I have. I tested negative for islet cell antibodies, and my insulin level was 5.7 (three tenths under normal). I am currently taking Avandia and a medication for high blood pressure which just started two months. ago. My blood sugar averages 98 mg/dl [5.4 mmol/L] before meals and 136 mg/dl [7.6 mmol/L] after meals. Do you have any insight as to what type of diabetes I have?
It appears you have type 2 diabetes based on a measurable insulin level and the fact that your blood sugars are well controlled on Avandia [rosiglitazone] and you do not need insulin. If you had type 1 diabetes, you would not have a measurable insulin level, and your sugars would be very high without insulin.