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 27, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA:
I am a 32 year old Hispanic male with a family history of type 2 diabetes, who has been experiencing numerous symptoms of diabetes, and I am considering being tested. Is there a specific test I should consider or one that is preferred?
It is very proactive of you to be tested for diabetes, especially due to your inherited risk and the symptoms you are having. The American Diabetes Association recommends a fasting blood sugar test for diagnosis or a two-hour glucose tolerance test. Either would tell you if you have any problems with producing enough insulin to cover your body’s need.
The most important thing to remember is that finding out you have diabetes early is the best way to begin treatment early and take a proactive approach to avoiding complications of diabetes in the future. If your tests are negative now, repeating at least once a year is highly recommended.