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.
May 6, 2000
Question from North Carolina, USA:
My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes one month ago. What are her chances for a seizure if we follow her insulin regimen and diet correctly?
I’m afraid it’s not possible to say in your daughter’s specific case but approximately a third of all patients will have a severe hypoglycaemic reaction at some point. The vast majority cause no harm but of course it’s better to avoid if possible and the best way of doing this is to follow her regimen carefully and make sure that exercise is properly accounted for with carbohydrate.