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 20, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Gordon, Texas, USA:
Since diabetes runs in my family, as a precautionary method we frequently test ourselves on a home monitor, and my four year old's blood sugar was 215 mg/dl [11.9 mmol/L]. However, we did notice after we had done it that strip was outdated, but not by very much. Will that affect the result great deal? Should I have her checked out by our family doctor? The only other symptoms I have noticed are tiredness, bruising and thirst.
You cannot count on outdated strips to accurately read blood sugar. However, with a strong family history of diabetes and symptoms of fatigue, bruising and thirst, it would be prudent to bring your concerns to the attention of your daughter’s physician.