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.
February 22, 2005
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from South Carolina, USA:
My six year old has currently been sick with what we think is a stomach virus. I know that dehydration can cause thirst. I thought he had gotten over it two days ago, but he is still extremely thirsty. I did a three hour post prandial glucose and it was 198 mg/dl [11.0 mmol/L]. I then made him fast for three more hours and it was 110 mg/dl [6.1 mmol/L]. I also bought ketone sticks and he was positive. Should this lead me to be concerned about type 1 or could it just be related to his recent illness?
Please review your concerns with your pediatrician immediately. Your child may have unrecognized diabetes.