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.
June 10, 2007
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA:
My 13-year-old daughter had a 100+ insulin reading on a dip stick urine test given by the school nurse as part of a sports physical. The test was repeated on two successive days with the same results. What is a normal reading for a 13-year-old? Does this reading indicate diabetes? Should we schedule an appointment with our family physician?
I recommend you take her to the doctor as soon as possible. There a reasons other than diabetes, but diabetes needs to be considered. We find diabetes like this sometimes. Other times, we find diabetes when children go into a coma and are deathly ill. If she has diabetes, it will not go away and she will eventually get very sick.