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.
December 30, 2003
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Sterling, Virginia, USA:
My nine-year-old son has certain symptoms that I have addressed with the doctor. He has to eat at least every two hours or he feels bad and he is so thirsty all the time that he would do anything for a drink right now. He also has been going to the school nurse in the afternoons complaining of headaches. The doctor said since he eats every two hours that he is adjusting his own levels and he knows best when he eats. The problem with that is at school he eats lunch at 10 am and doesn't get home until 2:45 at this point he is pale and has a headache. He will in turn eat from then until he goes to sleep. Should I be more persistent with the doctors about the signs I see?
It’s good as a general rule to be persistent with your physician if you have continued concerns about any symptoms your child has. Your pediatrician is best suited to assist you with determining which symptoms may need further testing.