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.
March 1, 2004
Aches and Pains, Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Saginaw, Texas, USA:
I'm 32 years old. I have headaches a lot and I'm always tried. My family says I'm probably a type 2 diabetic. I had a really bad headache the other day and felt really tried as usual, so my husband, who is a paramedic, suggested that I check my blood sugar. It turned out to be 32 mg/dl [1.7 mmol/L]. I checked it again today and it was 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L]. I thought diabetes meant high glucose readings, not low. I'm going to my doctor on Monday. If I go in and my glucose level is normal, I will not know what to do.
There are a number of reasons for headaches. You need to discuss the possibilities with your physician. This is a common problem. It is good not to have diabetes as the reason for the headaches.