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.
August 13, 1999
Question from Bellevue, Washington, USA:
I am a 43 year old Type 1 diabetic. A friend told me she read somewhere that there is a new treatment being developed which involves wearing a patch on the skin. Do you know anything about this patch?
The treatment of Type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes is still insulin by injection although there have been encouraging early results with the use of inhaled insulin. I think the patch that you read about must have been the one that is part of the GlucoWatch system. This is an instrument for measuring blood sugars that is about twice the size of a large men’s wristwatch and provides three readings per hour. Final FDA approval is expected soon and the instrument may be available commercially before the end of 1999.