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.
November 5, 2000
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:
I have had type 1 diabetes for 37 years. I am now 47 years of age. Three years ago, I was diagnosed as having colon cancer. There is no family history of cancer of any kind in my family (grandparents, parents, siblings), although there are several cases of diabetes. I had a friend who also had type 1 diabetes. She died from colon cancer the day before my surgery for the same type of cancer. She was 42 years of age. Do you know of any connection between diabetes and cancer? Granted, this may be a coincidence, but at diagnosis, we were both at an age when we would not normally be expected to develop colon cancer.
I am not aware of any link between type 1 diabetes and colon cancer. In addition, I am not aware that people who acquire colon cancer do worse if they have type 1 diabetes.