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.
July 12, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Wisconsin, USA:
I don't know if I have diabetes. I heard my teacher talking about some of the symptoms of diabetes, and so I looked up things about diabetes, and I have most of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Does that mean I have diabetes? I know that diabetes runs in the family because mostly all my mom's aunts and uncles have it, and my grandmother has it so it is common in my family. I am really worried about me having it. What could I do to see if I have it? If I were to be tested by my doctor, what questions should I be aware of that he will ask me? What will the testing will be like?
If you have symptoms that suggest you have diabetes then you must see a doctor soon.
[Editor’s comment: Testing for diabetes should include blood sugar levels performed by a medical laboratory. The timing of the sample (fasting, random, or postprandial) would influence how high a level is considered abnormal. See Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes for further information.