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 7, 1999
Weight and Weight Loss
Question from Washington, DC, USA:
I have a friend with diabetes who has been struggling with weight problems his entire life. I was wondering if you could direct me to any resources for youth with diabetes dealing specifically with weight control and even obesity issues. Thank you very much -- I look forward to your response
There are no great treatments. A lot comes down to the old equation that if you take in more energy than you expend, the surplus is stored as fat. Good activity programs are probably the best way to weight control, along with a controlled diet.