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 24, 2003
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA:
One of my almost six year old twins is putting on weight much faster than his brother, requests water/beverages very frequently, and there are periods when he urinates hourly. There is no family history of diabetes on either side. I have not approached the pediatrician yet, and anticipating that they might push back due to the cost of any test initiated by a parent. Should I push the pediatrician about conducting tests for diabetes?
First, I consider it unlikely that your son has diabetes because weight loss is a cardinal feature. Second, the cost of checking your son is negligible. I think you should discuss the issues without prejudice.