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.
May 16, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Los Angeles, California, USA:
I am a 16 year old female. I have shown typical symptoms of diabetes, including frequent urination (I often go twice during the same class), fatigue, occasional blurred vision, and constant thirst for about the last three to four months. My doctor did a urine test, which was negative. She then did a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which does not check the blood sugar level, to test for anemia and it showed that everything was normal except for a elevated level of white blood cells. Often, I get headaches that do not go away unless I eat something. My doctor thinks that I do not need to test my blood sugar level because my urine test was negative, and my mom thinks that I am just overreacting. I have also had a recurring vaginal yeast infection. Do you think I should ask my doctor to check my blood sugar level, even though she says I do not need to?
Absolutely! A blood glucose test is simple, inexpensive and would ease your mind. A fasting blood glucose should be less than 100 mg/dl to be normal. TWO fasting blood glucose levels 126 or higher indicates diabetes.