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.
November 24, 2003
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Toronto, Canada:
I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, so I'd like someone else to validate these symptoms before I bother the doctor with an appointment. I think I may be diabetic, and would like to be checked, if you think it is worthwhile. I'm in my 20s, but slightly overweight, Caucasian; some diabetes in my extended family (aunt, great-aunt and uncle). Lately I've felt very tired, and have to urinate a lot (like, I wake up 2-3 times over the night to use the bathroom). I want to nap sometimes during the day, especially after eating. I've been eating a lot but don't think I've gained weight, my feet tend to go numb easily, my vision has been pretty blurry lately, especially after waking up, and I have eczema on my hands (like, dry, flaky skin). The problem is, I also suffer from depression, so I'm not sure which symptoms are confined to that. Should I still be concerned about possible diabetes? Is there a link or any related concerns between diabetes and depression?
You need to have a fasting blood sugar to check for diabetes. You cannot be sure until it is done. I hope it is negative. You just don’t know.