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.
March 27, 2009
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Kerman, California, USA:
My eight-year-old grandson weighs 112 pounds. This morning, his blood sugar level 102 mg/dl [5.7 mmol/L]. Is that too high for him? His father, my son, was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and we were just checking his two sons' sugar levels. His other son is 13 years old and his level was 72 mg/dl [4 mmol/L]. The younger son is very, very active in sports so I was a little surprised at his level.
Based on a home glucose monitor, a morning value of 102 mg/dl [5.7 mmol/L], in someone of your grandson’s body parameters, without any corresponding symptoms, would not be diagnostic of type 2 or type 1 diabetes mellitus.
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