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.
February 27, 2004
Hypoglycemia, Type 2
Question from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA:
I have never been officially diagnosed with hypoglycemia, but I experience nausea and light-headedness if I don't eat for a period of six or more hours, or if I don't eat breakfast fairly soon after waking up in the morning. I am now 30 years old. On about five or six occasions throughout my life, I have actually fainted. Now, I just try to avoid that situation by making sure that I eat something, even if it's just a small snack, every four to five hours. My grandmother, great-uncle, and the great-uncle's daughter on my father's side all have type 2 diabetes. There is no history of diabetes on my mother's side. I am not overweight, being 5'5", 129 lbs. My question is, does it seem likely that I have some mild hypoglycemia? If so, what is the likelihood that it is a precursor for diabetes?
Hypoglycemia can be a precursor to type 2 diabetes. You should see an endocrinologist and have a glucose tolerance test to see if you truly have hypoglycemia.