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.
January 13, 2007
Question from Bay City, Michigan, USA:
My nine-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes. She was diagnosed at age two. She has not grown very much in the past few years. Can insulin negatively affect the way a child grows? Also, she has never been overweight in the past, however, now is developing a round, protruding stomach. Any tips?
Children with diabetes fail to grow for all the same reasons as children who do not have diabetes. She needs evaluation for control first, but checks for other endocrine diseases and celiac disease, too.