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 19, 2007
Question from Lafayette, Louisiana, USA:
My daughter has had type 1 diabetes for five years. She was just diagnosed with gastroparesis, confirmed by a gastric emptying study. She had only digested 8% of the eggs she had eaten in two hours. Is there any chance of misdiagnosis? I am baffled, as her A1cs are 6.8 and she is only eight years old. Everything I am reading suggests this doesn't happen when you have good control.
I wonder if this is an unrelated problem since as you said with short term diabetes and rather excellent A1c levels, this would all be quite unusual, in my experience. I assume that she has been checked for other problems (i.e., thyroid, celiac, adrenal, vitamin deficiencies, etc.) since there are reasonable blood tests that can be used for such evaluations. I would discuss this with your diabetes team and your gastroenterology team, perhaps having them discuss this together as well.