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 5, 2005
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Ireland:
I study biology at school and we just did the section and a chapter relating to diabetes. It got me thinking about it and I hate going to the doctor due to problems in my childhood with my health. Since then, I always stay away. I tend to go through the day and eat a lot of sugar. Breakfast tends to be two bowls of cereal (piled to the top) and I usually put a lot of sugar on top. I go through the day like this, craving sugar based foods. If I change my diet and avoid sugar or reduce it, I end up getting shakes and eventually feel faint and have to cave in to getting some sugar. On these occasions I also suffer more from black-outs, but never have fully blacked out. I also tend to go to the toilet a lot and most often my urine is quite concentrated. Do you think I should go for testing or do you suspect it is something else?
You should eat less refined sugar and more starchy food such as rice potato pasta and bread.
I don’t think it is worth doing any testing.