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 28, 2001
Community Resources, Exercise and Sports
Question from Dallas, Texas, USA:
I have had type�1 diabetes for approximately three years. I have been proactive in controlling it (hemoglobin A1cs: 5.5-6.5%) with the use of diet, exercise, and insulin, and presently I am trying to find a way to start training for a marathon for team diabetes. I am feeling over whelmed with all of the conflicting information that is out there so I have also turned to the holistic world for some help with my disease. Can you recommend a clinic or educational program that will tailor to my needs as a young adult with diabetes? I would prefer a program that is open to the holistic healing aspect as well as cutting edge technological advancements.
For your needs it would be hard to beat Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a non-profit educational and motivational conference and health fair held in various cities around the United States. Steven V. Edelman, MD, who himself has diabetes, leads the organization.
[Editor’s comment: Since you are interested in training for a marathon, you might also contact the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association.