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 6, 2007
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Mokena, Illinois, USA:
I have two brothers and a sister with type 2 and a sister with type 1. If I eat anything sweet or even drink diet pop, I smell a sickening odor that waxes and wanes. I don't think it's my breath and other people, such as my husband, say they can't smell anything. Could this be a symptom of diabetes? I was tested once and they said it was borderline, but after that they said my results are good. Meanwhile, I can still smell it.
I have never heard of abnormal smell being a symptom of diabetes. However, I would suggest you be tested regularly. Borderline diabetes is not really a true entity. You either have diabetes or you don’t. If you were close to hitting the cutoff for diabetes, please have yourself retested regularly.