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.
April 25, 2003
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Virginia, USA:
Recently, I read an article that said blood sugar levels could be tested using one's saliva, and I had never heard of this. Is it actually happening? Is it still in the research stages? How close are we to a solid, reliable replacement for invasive blood sugar testing?
It’s a tempting idea, but it looks as though someone thought of it some years ago, and the correspondence between salivary and blood sugar is not reliable enough for controlling blood sugars. See Salivary composition in diabetic patients. Ben-Aryeh H, Cohen M, Kanter Y, Szargel R, Laufer D. J Diabet Complications 1988 Apr-Jun;2(2):96-9.