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.
November 11, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Other
Question from Indio, California, USA:
I have a six year old son who is chronically sick. He is always thirsty, urinates a lot, complains of being tired and that his legs ache. I cannot get his pediatrician to check his blood sugar levels. They continue to tell me that because he is a little chunky, he is not at risk for diabetes. Should I push for the testing?
Yes, you should clearly explain your concerns to your pediatrician. The testing for diabetes is relatively simple and, likely, should be done.