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.
October 8, 2000
Question from Merseyside, UK:
I run a training programme for youth candidates aged 16-18, I have a candidate who has type 1 diabetes. His performance on the course is good, but he has problems attending. Following a discussion with his parents, they have informed me that he becomes depressed, has great difficulty sleeping, and generally lacks confidence in his abilities, using his illness as an excuse to get out of things. Is there any advice/support I can give him?
A referral to a therapist seems in order for this candidate. Depression needs to be ruled out before manipulation is assumed. I would certainly like to see him take some psychological testing.