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 6, 2000
Question from San Giuliano, Milano, Italy:
An eight year girl was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. When should celiac markers be verified?
There is no set time to ascertain when to check for celiac disease. Some units will check for antibodies at the time of diagnosis of diabetes, others will check yearly following diagnosis, others will check only if symptoms develop. You should talk this over with your diabetes team. Remember that coeliac disease is slightly more common in patients with type 1 diabetes, and antibodies do not diagnose the disease, but are merely markers to suggest that the disease may be present.