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.
February 16, 2004
Question from Surrey, England:
I am a Play Specialist and have a client who is recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I will be working with him and his family, which entails explaining certain procedures to them. What are the child and family going to experience in hospital -- i.e., what tests will they get and which specialists will they see?
In the UK the treatment plan is very similar throughout. Basically, the diagnosis is confirmed by a paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes then the majority of the family training is delivered by a combination of specialist nurse and dietetic input. The latter usually lasts around a month in the intensive phase with regular visits to the hospital/clinic/home to ensure that the basic principles are understood. Thereafter, a routine of three to five visits per year to clinic is the norm.