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 2, 2004
Question from Alaska, USA:
Are there cases of type 1 diabetes being triggered by extended exposure to extreme heat, 100 to 150 degrees F?
I suppose extreme heat could lead to volume depletion. Those individuals already with higher sugars could have even higher sugars, making them symptomatic and likely to be diagnosed. I would say that heat alone, without a predisposition, is unlikely.