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 22, 2001
Question from Illinois, USA:
My 15 year old granddaughter has had type�1 diabetes since she was five years old. They are saying she now has lupus, but cannot give her the steroid treatment because of the diabetes. Is there any other treatment she can receive to help with the lupus?
I am not an expert in lupus. I would be sure a good tertiary care center, usually university setting, is involved. Then you can be reasonably sure that the right treatment is being offered.
[Editor’s comment: Steroids can be used, but will significantly increase the need for insulin. With careful monitoring, blood sugars can be controlled using this type of therapy provided that insulin doses are appropriately adjusted.