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.
October 6, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada:
Diabetes runs in both sides of my family. I myself have an appointment to be checked due to blurriness and high blood sugar levels. My daughter is four years old and has been complaining of not feeling well. She's been listless one day and extremely hyperactive the next. Today, I checked her blood sugar level and she was 19.2 mmol/dl [346 mg/dl]. Should I be concerned and get her checked out? Is it likely that she has diabetes? Diabetes runs in both sides of my family. I, myself, have an appointment to be checked due to blurriness and high blood sugar levels.
I don’t think it would be sensible to make any diagnosis based on your findings. However, you should certainly share your concerns with your doctor, and he should make his own judgement about your daughter. If your test was accurate, this is abnormal and should not be ignored.