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.
April 3, 2002
Question from Halifax, Canada:
My three and a half year old daughter was in DKA [diabetic ketoacidosis] a month and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At the time of diagnosis her blood sugar was 150 mmol/L [2700 mg/dl] and her sodium was 198. when she was in ICU, the doctors said they had never seen someone with a sugar this high. One doctor told me he had heard of a virus that caused your blood and sodium levels to skyrocket, and the child did not have diabetes. Could something else cause your sugars to go high and low?
The endocrine and diabetes folks at the Children’s Hospital in Halifax are excellent so please ask them these questions. They can answer them in great detail and directly relate them to you and your child instead of just generalities.