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 31, 1999
Question from the United Kingdom:
My friend has Type 1 diabetes. She is complaining of tiredness a lot and occasionally she gets chest pains. Should I be worried about this?
It depends on how old your friend is. A lot also depends on whether she has been in control of her diabetes.
If your friend is young (under 20), and is a lot more tired than usual, it may be worth advising her to check her thyroid to make sure it is not underactive. It’s easily done with a simple blood test. If she is older, then it could potentially be more serious and she should be checked over by her doctor.