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.
March 15, 2007
Question from Athens, Greece:
Is it possible that another child (by keeping blasto cells from the placenta) can help my oldest son (six and a half-years-old), diagnosed two months ago with type 1 diabetes? I am 43 years old and I have two other boys.
Theoretically, it is possible, but it is very expensive and still experimental/theoretical research, at best. The same can be said for stem cell research of any kind. It is all very promising, but still too early to use except in animal research and early human experimental trials.