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 24, 2003
Question from the United Kingdom:
Do people with diabetes take longer to recover from illness or injury?
They can. It depends the level of glucose control. Individuals in good control have good healing and good immune function to fight infections. Individuals with poor control have increased infections and difficulty getting rid of them, in addition to having poor wound healing. Individuals with control that is not good but not poor have results in between.