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.
June 20, 2000
Question from Alexandria, Virginia, USA:
I'm 29 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 1 year ago. I'm wondering if time of onset and severity of eye and kidney complications vary by time of diagnosis (juvenile or adult).
For children developing diabetes, only puberty, through its hormonal storm, can be considered an accelerator of the negative effect of bad metabolic control towards the onset of chronic future complications.
Otherwise, only metabolic control and blood pressure matter in terms of the severity of future chronic complications.