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.
December 2, 2000
Question from Plattsburgh, New York, USA:
How does diabetes affect a person mentally?
Like any other chronic disease, diabetes first comes as a shock. As you begin to familiarize yourself with diabetes, you may feel frustration, sadness, anger, and a myriad of other emotions. Mentally, diabetes does not make you less intelligent or less able than any other individual. Fluctuations in blood sugar may impact your mood from time to time, but diabetes does not make you mentally impaired.