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.
October 19, 1999
Question from Troy, Missouri, USA:
I am presently counseling a 14 year old who has type 1 diabetes and is using drugs and alcohol. I am in need of information on the physical effects of drug and alcohol use on individuals with type 1 diabetes. Can you please tell me where I can obtain this information?
Drugs and alcohol can have a very dangerous impact on the health of a person with diabetes. To read more about the exact reasons for this danger, you may wish to read Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, M.D. Other books that you may wish to own are: In Control: A Guide for Teens with Diabetes by Jean Betschart and Susan Thom, published through Eli Lilly; and Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians by Barbara Anderson and Richard Rubin, which is published through the American Diabetes Association.