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.
September 12, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Glendale, Arizona, USA:
My four year old son has what they call borderline diabetes. His sugar level from a blood test was 62 mg/dl [3.4 mmol/L]. He has all the symptoms of diabetes. I am feeding him high protein foods every two hours. Is there any thing else I can do to keep him healthy?
I don’t understand. 62 mg/dl [3.4 mmol/L] is not diabetes. Diabetes is a random blood sugar over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] with symptoms, including weight loss, frequent thirst and frequent urination or two fasting blood glucoses over 126 mg/dl [7 mmol/L] in a laboratory.
I’d suggest you discuss this further with your son’s doctor.