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.
April 11, 2001
Question from Tehran, Iran:
I am a 25 year old male with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), I am depressed all the time and sometimes stressed. My doctor prescribed [a pill for depression and anxiety, brand name deleted]. I used half a pill in the morning and half at night, but after some days I stopped it, and I now take half a pill two or three times a week. Recently, I have noticed symptoms like thirst, blurred vision, and pain in my foot. Are these side effects of my medication? I am greatly afraid of diabetes. Should I continue using my medication? Can it lead to diabetes?
The medication you took cannot cause diabetes. However, you sound worried about the symptoms you’ve been having and should see a doctor to have your blood sugar tested. IBS can be quite stressful and I can understand why you might be depressed. My hope is that there is a psychologist around that you can speak with about your chronic disease and its effects on you.