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.
July 9, 2002
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Olathe, Kansas, USA:
My nephew has been diagnosed with hypoglycemia, and his parents were told there is a very high probability that he will develop type 1 diabetes as a result. Is that true?
No, it is not. Hypoglycaemia has many causes, and some of them may be associated with problems in the pancreas. If this requires surgical removal of part of the pancreas then later diabetes is more likely. However, most of the causes are unrelated to the pancreas and not associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes.