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 8, 2001
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from Bronx, New York, USA:
My 20 year friend has diabetes. Can a person with diabetes take fat burners?
I do not know what kind of diabetes your friend has. Is the aim of the weight loss cosmetic or is it for health reasons? Studies have been done in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes to determine their response to medications for weight loss. The problem is that a number of the medications known as “fat burners” are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and their efficacy should be considered highly questionable. My suggestion to your friend is to consult a health care professional knowledgeable in the area of nutrition for further information.