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.
December 27, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Arizona, USA:
My three year old child has breath that frequently smells like acetone, and someone once told me -- if a dog has breath that smells of acetone, it's a strong indicator that they have diabetes. I don't know if that's even true, but it has me worried. Do you know if it's true or if the same is true for people? We live in a very dry place so we all drink a lot, but I have not noticed any other of the symptoms on the list.
Thankfully, testing for diabetes is simple to do and can be done in a pediatrician’s office. I would bring this concern to the attention of your son’s pediatrician. I bet the acetone smell is more related to maybe not drinking enough water — not necessarily diabetes.