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.
April 4, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Greenbrae, California, USA:
My eight year old son has type 1 diabetes and some of his school friends have become intrigued by his glucose testing. Recently, three of his friends wanted to be tested, and one of them had a blood sugar in the mid-high 400s mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L]. About one-hour before, he had a candy, but even so, this seems high to us. This boy is known to be a little hyperactive. Should we alert his parents? Is it normal to be so high after consuming candy?
Curiosity is a nice thing most of the time. However, in this case, I would always check with a child’s parents before performing even a simple test such as a glucose screen with a meter. You are bound to let the parents know about this abnormal test once it is done. If this was an accurate test, then the child may indeed have diabetes. A true blood sugar of 400 mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L] is always abnormal without exception.