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.
March 9, 2004
Family Planning, Genetics and Heredity
Question from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
I have had type 1 diabetes for 13 years. My girlfriend also has it. What are the consequences for our marriage?
The risk to your offspring, if I read the question correctly, is slightly increased but should not be of concern in regards to marriage. Diabetes should not be the determining factor in a relationship. In fact, in my opinion, and in my experience with my patients, having both partners with diabetes has been advantageous to each individual. Your attention to detail is enhanced.