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 22, 2003
Question from Ankara, Turkey:
My friend's son, diagnosed about seven months ago with type 1 diabetes, uses insulin twice a day, and he suffers from these injections. Are there any types of medicines or pills to use instead of insulin injections?
I am afraid that the only treatment for type 1 diabetes is insulin injections. This is because the condition is due to the body being unable to make this hormone. The only way to replace this is by injection because insulin would be destroyed by acid in the stomach if given as a pill.