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 12, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Everett, Massachusetts, USA:
My nine year old son was urinating every five minutes one night. Admittedly, this was after a day of lots of soda drinking and a big dinner. My wife, who has diabetes, decided to check his blood sugar with her meter. The result indicated a reading of 347 mg/dl [19.2 mmol/L]. The next morning his reading was 95 mg/dl [ 5.2 mmol/L]. On subsequent days, readings before and after meals all have not exceeded 113 mg/dl [6.3 mmol/L] with most below 110 mg/dl [6.1 mmol/L]. Should I be concerned?
Your son needs to be watched carefully and these results need to be discussed with your son’s pediatrician. He needs to have a physical examination and history done by your pediatrician. A blood sugar of 347 mg/dl [19.2 mmol/L] is always abnormal and needs to be investigated.