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 23, 2007
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Gold Bar, Washington, USA:
My six-year-old son will go ghostly white and throw up if he does not eat right before he goes to bed and if he doesn't eat first thing in the morning. Could this be a warning sign of diabetes?
Not likely. It is pretty easy to check a glucose. Nausea and vomiting do occur with diabetes, usually with a very high glucose and increase urination. Please see our web page on Hyperglycemia and Ketone Testing for more information.
[Editor’s comment: You may also want to consult your pediatrician or a pediatric endocrinologist about both reactive and ketotic hypoglycemia, other possible causes of your son’s vomiting.