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.
March 2, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Whitesburg, Kentucky, USA:
My three year son had a blood sugar of 180mg/dl [10 mmol/L]. Since then it is still in the 150s mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L]. He has never been checked before and he doesn't have any symptoms, but diabetes runs both sides of the family. I am very concerned. Could a virus have brought this on?
It is rare for a viral infection to cause high blood sugars. I would continuing to him over the next few months to ensure that this he is not developing diabetes. Your pediatrician will be able to give you specific instructions for testing.
[Editor’s comment: You should also contact your’s son’s pediatrician immediately if he displays any symptoms of diabetes or if his blood sugars continue in this range.