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.
March 30, 2003
Question from Spindale, North Carolina, USA:
My 13 year old son, who has had type 1 diabetes for two and a half years, is doing pretty well, and I have read many of your answers about the progress toward a cure. Even if a cure is not found within my son't lifetime, how much progress is being made toward treating or eliminating the complications of diabetes so that it will at least be easier to live with?
Enormous research work is going on around the world. You should join the American Diabetes Association and also the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Both have excellent material that will be mailed to you monthly from the ADA and quarterly from JDRF. Also, the ADA has an e-mail newsletter that will automatically update you as well. You can join both organizations electronically quite easily.