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.
June 29, 2006
Daily Care, Other Medications
Question from Cooper City, Florida, USA:
I have diabetes and a growth disorder. I am on growth hormones and it is very hard to control my blood sugar. Does diabetes affect your growth? What will make it easier for me to control my blood sugar?
These are important questions to discuss with your pediatric endocrinologist. Yes, poorly controlled diabetes can impact negatively on your growth. But, many things can affect growth.
Growth hormone and puberty hormones can help you grow, but indeed can make diabetes control harder. You need a real understanding of the plan and need to confer better with your pediatric endocrinologist!