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.
March 26, 2001
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Fort Drum, New York, USA:
I am an active duty US Army soldier who developed (presumably type 1) diabetes, about six months after my enlistment. I am in the combat field so my job often entails periods as long as two weeks in the woods doing training drills during which I would have no other food options except the Army rations, which are often packed with carbohydrates. Being 18 and having no family history of the disease, could my diabetes have been caused by anything the Army had subjected me to?
I doubt that the Army had anything to do with your contracting type 1 diabetes. Also, the food is not likely a causative agent even with loads of carbohydrates.