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.
August 14, 2000
Question from Benton, Kentucky, USA:
Can a person with type 1 diabetes give blood? How does donating blood affect the blood sugar?
A person with type 1 diabetes can give blood under most circumstances. The Red Cross has certain guidelines that must be followed. For more information, see Give the gift of life. Give blood. Giving blood should not dramatically affect blood sugar — make sure you drink lots of fluids and have a snack before giving blood.