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.
July 14, 2000
Question from Benton, Kentucky, USA:
My understanding is that most doctors begin ACE inhibitor in people with Type 2 diabetes when they are first diagnosed because they have probably had diabetes for some length of time. In children, why don't doctors start ACE inhibitors in the early years to protect the kidneys, instead of waiting until there is a problem (microalbumin in urine)? Why wait until the damage is beginning?
Because, there is at present no evidence to suggest that this is necessary, safe or sensible. In addition, there is a risk of ACE inhibitors causing birth defects so doctors are very careful about prescribing them for young women.