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.
March 14, 2005
Question from Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA:
Where in the Washington, D.C. area can I get a glucose tolerance test without having a prescription? I am having symptoms that may mirror diabetes or hypoglycemia, but when I had a 12 hour blood fasting test, the results were normal. Today, for example, an hour after eating two peanut butter and spreadable fruit sandwiches, I started getting really cold and shaking. After about two hours of this and turning up the heat, I am feeling warmer again. I have no fever, but feel pressure in my ears and am feeling fatigued. I have had a CAT scan of my sinuses that showed that my sinuses are normal.
You need to work with a physician before the glucose tolerance test can be carried out at an approved clinical laboratory. You will need a physician to interpret the results and counsel you on the results.