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 20, 2000
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Evansville, Indiana, USA:
My question is somewhat hypothetical. Can type 1 diabetes (juvenile onset) be avoided if a child follows a healthy diet before the onset of the disease? In other words, can a healthy diet overcome a hereditary predisposition to type 1 diabetes?
As far as we can tell, there isn’t anything anyone can do to prevent diabetes in a person. Various theories have been around, and certain studies are in progress, such as the diabetes prevention trials. However, as far as we know, lifestyle changes at present do not influence the onset of type 1 diabetes.