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.
May 3, 2004
Question from Paramount, California, USA:
My son was diagnosed with diabetes in March and is taking insulin injections. He has recently had what is called cyanosis--his lips and cheeks turned blue during physical education at school. The doctors say for sure this is not diabetes related. He has had a chest x-ray, an EKG, and blood work, all of which show everything normal. He is scheduled for an echogram on the May 10. Are there any possible causes I may bring to the pediatrician's attention?
Your pediatrician should be well suited to handle the screening tests required for this problem. They also should do a complete history and physical which can help to identify the source of the cyanosis. I doubt that it is related to diabetes.