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.
December 16, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Midlands, England:
I have read some of the already posted questions and think that I may have type 2 diabetes, but I'm not sure. I have been told that my blood sugar was 154.3 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L], but I don't feel that I have had any other symptoms. I have booked up to see my doctor and just would like to have some more information about what this means.
A fasting blood sugar level as high as 154.3 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L], confirmed twice, might be indicative of diabetes. It is difficult to say whether it is type�2 diabetes of slow onset Late-onset Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA). If your value was non fasting test then it’s probably normal. Your doctor will be surely of great help in defining what this means.
[Editor’s comment: See Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes Guidelines.