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.
April 4, 2007
Question from Minnesota, USA:
Can I die from having type 1 diabetes?
If diabetes is not managed properly, high blood glucose levels can lead to long term complications such as heart disease and kidney disease. These complications can lead to chronic problems and possibly a shortened life. But, the good news is that we have many effective therapies to help control blood sugar levels. Checking blood sugar, following a healthy meal plan, getting plenty of exercise, taking medications as prescribed and working closely with a diabetes team are all great ways to manage diabetes. And while none of us is guaranteed long life and health, you have lots of tools to support your efforts.