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 24, 1999
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Perrysburg, Ohio, USA:
I am the mother of a 9 year old boy who has been challenged with insulin dependent diabetes for the past 2 years. My question is regarding the initial diagnosis. Wouldn't this be a good time to profile the children with this disease (say with an extensive questionnaire) to help find common denominators that might contribute to getting this disease? Questions could be regarding vaccines, where the child lives, personality types, etc.?
A lot of this kind of work has been and is being done and it usually also involves taking blood for immune and genetic markers. So far, there is not too much to go on but we are learning more all the time.