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 28, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Other
Question from New York, New York, USA:
My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four weeks after an appendectomy. Why was nothing noted in the hospital admission records regarding abnormal urine results or blood testing? Is testing for diabetes before operations routine in hospitals? My doctor says it is.
Four weeks is a long time in type�1 diabetes. It is likely that your son was not hyperglycemic at the time of admission or not checked. Many hospitals, now in the name of frugality don’t do a lot of screenings before surgery, especially emergency surgery. Most likely, the glucose wasn’t high or thought of as a “stress” reaction to the appendicitis, if it was checked and a little bit elevated. Today, almost nothing is “routine” any more.