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.
November 16, 2004
Question from Shelby, North Carolina, USA:
My daughter is 13 years old. In the last four months, we have noticed a lot of mood swings. Sometimes her blood sugars are good and sometimes they're not. Is this common?
Adolescents can be moody, whether they have diabetes or not. So, it is difficult to determine whether or not your daughter’s moodiness is a result of being a teenager or a result of swings in her blood sugars. The best way to find out is to ask her what her thoughts are on the matter. Another option is to check her blood sugars more frequently and see if her moods are related to either higher numbers or lower numbers on a consistent basis.