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 6, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
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From: Wilmington, North Carolina My seven year old son has developed some strange symptoms, and everyone I talk to about this says to have him tested for diabetes, but the doctors can't take any of it seriously. I had a brain tumor when I was 16 weeks pregnant with him, and have always worried a little more than normal because of that fact. Lately, he has had excessive bedwetting. We purchased a bedwetting alarm which has been going off every two hours at night, he has developed the most awful body odor under his arms, and he has gained eight pounds in a month. The body odor really has us worried, but when I called the doctor, he said my son probably just has a lot of hormones which doesn't seem normal for a seven year old. Should I insist that they test him for diabetes?
Body odor is not a symptom of diabetes. New bedwetting and weight gain can be symptoms of diabetes — especially type�2 diabetes. I would encourage you to let your physician know of your concerns. Testing for diabetes is relatively simple and can be done in your physician’s office.