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.
August 28, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from La Follette, Tennessee, USA:
My two and half month old son weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces at birth, and my 18 month old son weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. I did not have gestational diabetes, but I have a paternal grandmother who has type 2 diabetes. My oldest child is very hyper, and a friend told me he might have diabetes. (He doesn't have any other symptoms, and he rarely eats sweets). Is it likely that I or my sons have or will develop diabetes?
I don’t think I have statistics to give you to support a good answer. If you didn’t have gestational diabetes, then the big baby isn’t likely a problem unless the test was too early (before 28 weeks). The children’s risk can be tested with genetic typing for diabetes related genes, but I don’t recommend this to the general population. Type�2 diabetes is more common, but we don’t test genetically for that.