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.
June 29, 2003
Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from Cockeysville, Maryland, USA:
My nephew has had extremely high readings while in school. He has normal readings at home, but there is always a problem at school.The other day, he actually reached 490 mg/dl [27.2 mmol/L], and my sister had to pick him up and take him home. I baby sit for her as often as I can, and I don't feel that anyone has come up with an answer regarding this situation.
I’m afraid that he’s almost certainly eating sweets at school. The only other possibility is that he is extremely anxious about school (e.g., bullying) as this could raise his blood glucose. I’m assuming that he’s not normally having an injection at lunchtime — omission would also cause high sugars in the afternoon.