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.
August 27, 2009
Question from Delhi, India:
My nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 about two years ago. Her blood sugars still fluctuate a lot. I saw the recent news articles in which Lantus injections were linked with cancer. Is this fact or rumor? What type of cancer? Should we take our daughter off Lantus and switch to Levemir? This is very disappointing news.
It seems there were two studies that showed some statistical link while two others did not. The studies were done only in adults with type 2 diabetes and there was no evidence at all in kids. ISPAD, ADA, EASD, and AACE all do not recommend switching. After reviewing these web sites, you might want to discuss this with your diabetes team.