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 21, 2002
Community Resources, Other
Question from Florida, USA:
I was just informed that my one week old daughter, who was born at 35 weeks gestation and weighed 3 pounds 3.6 ounces, might have diabetes which could be lifelong or transient. She has been getting insulin since she was two days old. The NICU will not let us bring our daughter home until they stabilize her sugars, and she weighs at least 4 four pounds. I would like information on premature babies and diabetes and if there are support groups, etc.
Neonatal diabetes is quite rare, and prematurity isn’t necessary as a cause since it happens in full term infants. I don’t know of support groups for premature infants with diabetes. I expect there are none as it is so rare.