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.
September 3, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Ontario, Canada:
I am 14 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and I weigh 134 pounds. Lately I have been really thirsty, and I'm always tired. I have also lost my appetite and sometimes have dry mouth. I have noticed a desire to urinate, but I don't actually have to go. I haven't noticed any weight loss. When my mom noticed I was drinking so much, she thought it might be diabetes, but as soon as she said that, she took it back (saying she was wrong, and that I didn't have it). Now I'm a little worried, and I don't want to go to my doctor unless I have reason to believe I have diabetes. The only member in my family with diabetes is my grandmother's sister.
I think a quick trip to your doctor’s office will allay your fears. I would suggest you talk to your mother about your concerns in addition to visiting your doctor’s office.