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 30, 2007
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Delaware, USA:
My six-year-old daughter had an elevated blood sugar in a routine blood test. She then had elevated sugar levels in a three hour glucose tolerance test. The first available appointment to see the endocrinologist is on October 3. Could these high levels mean anything else other than type one diabetes? Is there such a thing as borderline diabetic?
A high blood sugar is worrisome as it may represent diabetes. Usually, a child with diabetes will have several other Symptoms of Diabetes. Certainly, your pediatrician can diagnose or rule out the diagnosis of diabetes and take care of you until you are able to see an endocrinologist as you have planned. Borderline diabetes can occasionally refer to older kids and teens that have the very early stages type 2 diabetes.