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 25, 2002
Question from Winter Haven, Florida, USA:
My eight year old daughter has had diabetes for about twenty months, and does not have optimal control. The problem is that her doctor has one answer for everything, "well no one is sure, diabetes is very complicated". Obviously, we are searching for a new doctor. There is a shortage in our area, and we can only be seen twice a year.
There is no reason you should be limited to seeing a specialist for pediatric diabetes only twice a year. Please look at the Consensus Guidelines 2000: ISPAD Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Insulin-Dependent (Type 1) Diabetes (IDDM) in Childhood and Adolescence. There are many articles that would refute such recommendations including those that our team wrote for Diabetes Spectrum. Your local library could get a copy of this on your behalf.
This action by your insurance company is absurd. If your insurance company so insists, get a lawyer. If your primary care doctor so insists, change primary care doctors.