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, 2005
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Pomona, California, USA:
I am 36 years old. I was at 196 pounds at 5 feet 10 inches. I started on this diet drinking a gallon of water a day. I lost about 40 pounds, but I got sick so I went to a doctor. They found out that I had 536 mg/dl [29.8 mmol/L] of sugar in my blood so I had to take insulin shots for a week, then things got better. I don't take insulin any more. For about six weeks, my blood sugar is about 100 to 120 mg/dl [5.6 to 6.7 mmol/L]. What type of diabetes do I have?
It is likely that you have type 2 diabetes. You will need follow-up with your physician. The insulin was helpful in getting your blood sugars down rapidly. However, it appears you do not need insulin long-term. You may need some form of oral therapy.