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 11, 2008
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Other
Question from Lenox, Iowa, USA:
Eight years ago, my 10-year-old daughter died from the onset of diabetes. I was wondering how many other children die because it was too late before anyone realized what was going on?
In a 1990 article in the journal Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolism, a study (not found online) indicated that less than 1 percent of children died at the onset of the diagnosis of diabetes.
[Editor’s comment: For related information, see Why do children with diabetes die? and Hyperglycemic crises and their complications in children.
Our sincere belated sympathies on the loss of your daughter.