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 23, 2003
Question from Okeechobee, Florida, USA:
My husband is 22 years old and we just found out yesterday that he has type 1 diabetes. Right now they are giving him pills, they are not sure yet if he will need insulin. We were planning to have a child sometime soon. Will diabetes affect him at all?
With good follow-up care, your husband should maintain his ability to father a child. There is some increased risk of having a child with type 1 diabetes. However, this is not as great as it is if the parent has type 2 diabetes. It would be advisable for you and your husband to speak with his physician regarding these issues so that all your questions and concerned can be addressed.