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.
October 11, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Akron, Colorado, USA:
My six year old daughter always has ketones in her urine, and while she seems to show no other signs of diabetes, hasn't gained nor lost weight in a year. Her doctor now has decided to do blood tests and has also brought up questions about cystic fibrosis. Is it possible that the ketones could mean she might have slight diabetes?
Ketones alone are not likely diabetes, but suggest a state of chronic undernutrition. I would think that some special chemistries and amino acid screens are needed, but it is too complex to discuss in this venue. Ask your daughter’s physician for a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist.