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 3, 2004
Daily Care, Other
Question from Mohnton, Pennsylvania, USA:
I was on a day trip and I brought my insulin with me. I am using Humalog and Humulin N insulin together, twice a day. I ran out of needles, and I needed to give myself a shot. I used one of the needles I had used earlier. I didn't want to, because it's not healthy to do so, but I was just wondering if you could contract HIV-AIDS by doing this.
Many people with diabetes reuse their own needles. There is no risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, when you reuse your own needles.