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 29, 2004
Question from Ohio, USA:
Can someone with type 1 diabetes come down with type 2 later in life?
No. However, some with type 1 diabetes may demonstrate resistance to insulin and have their insulin requirements increased in association with a gain in weight, high blood pressure, and abnormal lipids. This probably suggests you developed type 1 diabetes initially and have a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes as well.