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.
July 21, 1999
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Palmdale, California, USA:
My son, aged 12, has Type 1 diabetes. I know that the chances of my daughter developing the disease are around 6%. But two siblings of our diabetic support group have just been diagnosed with Type 1 within the last four months! How are sibling incidences of diabetes tracked and who placed the possibility of developing the disease at 6%? Is there an increase of sibling cases on the rise? Are better tracking methods needed?
The Diabetes Prevention Trial Type 1 (DPT-1) is the answer. I recommend all siblings participate in the DPT trials.