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.
September 7, 2009
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from North Carolina, USA:
Now 50, I have had type 1 diabetes for 46 years. I have been very fortunate in my life! I know nothing else but diabetes. I am wondering about erythema multiforme and its "possible" cause of the onset of diabetes. Prior to being diagnosed in 1963, I had a rash which my family physician called erythema multiforme. Is such a rash related to measles and has any study been done to show that it (erythema multiforme) may be a precursor to type 1 diabetes? Are there any known case studies that prove there IS a "connection" between erythema multiforme and type 1 diabetes, especially in young children?
There is no known association of diabetes with erythema multiforme. There are nonspecific increases of all kinds of viral illnesses as precipitants of type 1 diabetes with speculation, but no consistent proof, of causality.