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 25, 2004
Question from Greensboro, North Carolina, USA:
Is it normal practice to deny taking a patient because they have type 1 diabetes? We were just turned down as a new patient at a local pediatricians office because my son has type 1. I told them that he has a regular endocrinologist that he sees every three months for his diabetes but she told me that they are a small, busy practice and didn't think their office was the best "fit" for my son. It would be a shame if every pediatrician's office was like this and only accepted children in perfect health.
I agree with your comments that “It would be a shame if every pediatricians office was like this and only accepted children in perfect health.” Thankfully, most pediatricians will gladly accept you into their practice without hesitation.