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.
November 19, 2001
Question from Palm Springs, California, USA:
I am a recovering alcoholic (I have nine months of sobriety this month), and I do not have diabetes, but my last blood work showed a blood sugar level of 192 mg/dl [10.7 mmol/L]. My doctor said this is common in recovering alcoholics. Is this so? Should I be concerned?
would be concerned enough to have a fasting blood sugar performed to determine whether or not you have type�2 diabetes.
[Editor’s comment: Congratulations on your sobriety — but remember to take one day at a time!
Even if your next blood sugar test is normal, please continue to have intermittent testing thereafter. A level of 192 mg/dl 10.7 mmol/L] is too high to be ignored.