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.
June 30, 2000
Question from Bethlehem, Georgia, USA:
I have read many times about aspirin therapy in diabetes to decrease the risk of heart disease. Are there are any studies in children using baby aspirin? My son is almost 4 and was diagnosed 11 months ago. What are risks verses the benefits if any at this age?
You are correct that there is great evidence to suggest aspirin is a benefit to decrease heart disease in adults. However, in children, the use of aspirin is generally discouraged because of the risk of a particularly bad association with a devastating condition called Reyes’s Syndrome. There is no evidence I’m aware of that aspirin is a benefit in your son’s age group except in very unusual circumstances.