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.
August 15, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Buffalo, New York, USA:
My 13 year old son has been complaining of headaches and always being thirsty. I have type 2 diabetes, and it runs on both my side of the family and his father's side. Recently I tested my son's sugar with my meter and it was 131 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. Does this mean anything? Is it possible that he could have diabetes also?
It is not possible to make a diagnosis based on some vague symptoms and a random blood sugar determined with portable home glucose meter. If you are concerned, you should make an appointment with your son’s doctor, and have a blood sugar and urine done by a clinical laboratory in order to exclude any glucose intolerance.