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.
January 27, 2000
Question from Maryland, USA:
I have a daughter, age 12, diagnosed at age 3.5 with type 1 diabetes. I attended a conference about 2 years ago where one of the presenters talked about children diagnosed with type 1 prior to the age of 5 tend to have difficulties with some fine motor skills and also some scholastic skills. I have misplaced his documentation. Do you have any information on this or suggestions as to where to look for this?
I am not familiar with this study although I am not surprised by the conclusions. I would suggest starting with PubMed and searching under titles like ‘early child development and hypoglycemia’. Much more attention is now being paid to the importance of avoiding hypoglycemia in very young diabetic children; but additionally the associated stress can certainly lead to some motor and cognitive delays.