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.
January 28, 2004
Question from Portsmouth, Ohio, USA:
I was adopted and just found birth family. I was told by my birth father that my grandparents have diabetes and heart disease. Am I at risk?
I think it is probable that the family history of diabetes relates to Type 2 Diabetes. You would therefore have some additional risk of acquiring this yourself; but it would be greatly diminished if you took pains to maintain a normal weight for your height and got plenty of exercise.