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 22, 2001
Daily Care, Traveling
Question from Mombasa, Kenya:
I am 18 years old, was first diagnosed with diabetes at the age of nine, and I am going to leave home to attend a university in London, England. My doctor was not happy with latest A1c which was 7.6%. Can you give me some advice as I will be far from home?
A hemoglobin A1c of 7.6% is not so bad, but further improvement of metabolic control might be able to decrease that value closer to 6.5%, which the ‘gold standard’ for better prevention of diabetes complications. London is not only a great international city for its people and its cultural and economical life, but it is also an outstanding place for diabetes care and research. I’m sure you’ll be able to find superb diabetes care over there.