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.
November 7, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from South Africa:
I am 19 and I suspect that I have diabetes. There is a history of it in both families of my parents, and my father has it. Recently, I have shown signs of diabetes. Last weekend, I smoked some cannabis and have felt "stoned" all week, I don't know how to get back to normal, and I don't wish my parents to know. Can you help me out?
I suggest you don’t smoke any cannabis for a while and see a doctor if you are thirsty or going to the bathroom a lot or don’t feel well. It is unlikely the cannabis a week ago is affecting you now, and if you don’t feel well, you should see a doctor. You don’t have to tell your parents about the pot, just the symptoms you are having now. If you are developing diabetes and wait too long, you could get very sick.