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.
July 26, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Wels, Upper Austria, Austria:
I'm a 14 year old girl who has not been diagnosed with diabetes, but I've got some symptoms (drinking a lot, going to the toilet very often and being very tired). My doctor said that I don't have diabetes, but my blood glucose level is sometimes very high. Is it possible that I'll get diabetes in the future?
Your doctor is the best person to answer this question because he has the results of your tests. It is not normal for a 14 year old girl to have the symptoms you describe so, if they persist, you need a diagnosis. You could, for example, have a urine infection.
The risk of future diabetes depends on a number of things including whether other members of your family have it.