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 30, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Columbia, South Carolina, USA:
My son is five years, nine months old. In the last month, he has been eating and drinking about 25 to 50 percent more than usual, the time between bathroom visits has shortened drastically, and he has gained about eight pounds, all of it in his midsection. Is this cause for concern, or could it possibly be an intense growth spurt?
Your concerns are real and should be discussed with your physician. It is possible that this is a growth spurt, but it is also possible that it could be due to diabetes or another disorder. Please make arrangements to have your child seen promptly.