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.
October 19, 1999
Question from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA:
My 9 1/2-year-old niece was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 7. She has begun having seizures at night, and her readings fluctuate from 39 to 450 or so. Her doctor averages her readings. Isn't she getting organ damage every time her blood sugar is way off?
It is obviously a concern that your niece’s blood sugars are so erratic. However, it is unlikely that this will do her lasting harm provided it is ironed out. I am sure that her diabetes team will offer a suitable strategy.