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.
April 4, 2003
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Question from Texas, USA:
I have type 2 diabetes treated with pills and I work for an industrial construction company as an accountant. My employer has approached me regarding interest in transferring me to the field. In our industry, this means being employed within the confines of a chemical plant (refinery). Does employment within a chemical plant (refinery) pose any particular health problems for a person with diabetes?
The only employment concerns I know of related to diabetes occur if your blood sugar is poorly controlled (especially low blood sugar reactions) and you were, for example, operating dangerous machinery or flying an airplane.