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 17, 2003
Question from Miami, Florida, USA:
My child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I want to donate my pancreas to him now.
You didn’t ask any question. If your question is how to donate part of your pancreas to your child, there are no clinical or research trials of total pancreas or partial pancreas transplantation anywhere since such studies are still mostly in research with animals and adults, require significant and potentially risky medications, etc.
You can look on this web site as well as the web sites of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association for more detailed information about the status of current transplantation studies and progress. There are many research centers around the world working on this problem including the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami.