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.
August 14, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA:
My seven year old son is always complaining of constant thirst and hunger and urinates frequently. I don't see how he can possible be hungry 20 minutes after a large breakfast full of protein. i have never seen a child eat as frequently as mine or go to the bathroom as much as he does. We can't even get through a 2 hour movie without him making at least four to six trips to the bathroom. My cousin died at age 17 from kidney failure due to undiagnosed type 1 diabetes (30 years ago) and my mother was recently diagnosed with type 2. Would it be a good idea to have him tested for diabetes?
Yes — I would suggest promptly having him tested for diabetes. He currently has many of the classic symptoms of diabetes.