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.
January 23, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Laurel, Mississippi, USA:
My eight year old daughter has had two episodes of passing out about 10 minutes after awakening in the morning, after which I gave her Kool-aid to drink. She was shaking and had eaten sugar items night before. She has always had frequent urination and thirst, and her weight has been stable. A standard blood test after first episode was normal. I have started giving orange juice when she first gets up. Does this sound like diabetes or hypoglycemia?
These episodes do not clearly sound like diabetes or hypoglycemia. I would make sure to follow-up with your child’s physician to determine if these episodes require any further testing or treatment.
[Editor’s comment: It’s unclear if the “standard blood test” was a blood glucose level, or something else. And if it were a blood glucose level, if it were done a long time after the episode, it’d be non-helpful. Talk to your daughter’s physician about getting a blood glucose meter and to check some blood sugars first thing in the morning and at times when your daughter appears to have having symptoms.