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.
May 10, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, USA:
My husband, who was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago, suspected that our six year old might have a tendency to develop diabetes because she is fairly lethargic and does not have a big appetite. We tested her glucose levels after dinner, and she was 164 mg/dl [9.1 mmol/L]. Should we take to our family doctor for further testing? What is acceptable for children?
Blood sugar should not be above around 140 mg/dl [7.8 mmol/L] in otherwise normal children. A blood sugar of 164 mg/dl [9.1 mmol/L] is abnormal and should be followed-up by your family doctor. He may request some further testing to help determine if there may be a problem.