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 7, 2003
Exercise and Sports, Other
Question from Ontario, Canada:
I coach a competitive soccer team and I have a player that has just been diagnosed with type�1 diabetes. Searching the web, I have not found anything to help me deal with this player. My father is also type 1 so I am comfortable with diabetes, but as a coach it would be helpful to know what signs to look for, what treatment to use, what do we need in our first aid kit if the parents aren't there, and are there any special needs that this player may have that I should be aware of. There should be more information on sport specific web sites for special needs players. Maybe with help I can get some information that I can try to get posted on some of the sites I generally use.
Yes, there’s a website for people with diabetes interested in sports. The Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (formerly the International Diabetic Athletes Association) has a website at http://www.diabetes-exercise.org
You may also want to look over the information for school personnel at this website, at Diabetes Management at School.