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.
December 7, 2000
Question from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA:
My friend, age 14, has just learned that she may have a kidney problem and need to go to a hospital every day to flush out her body, because her kidneys wouldn't be able to do that for her. Her doctor just put her on a pill that could help her kidneys. What would happen to her if her kidneys failed completelty? Would a kidney transplant help?
This is way too little information for me to have any real clue as to an answer. I can’t imagine a 14 year old with diabetes having dialysis, which is what you describe. Beyond diabetes, there are a myriad of conditions that might require dialysis.