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.
March 23, 2004
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Heraklion, Crete, Greece:
My nephew, 12 years old, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 6. According to the doctor which first made the diagnosis, it is type 2 diabetes. According to another diabetes specialist, it is type 1 diabetes. How can we found out which of two types he might be?
I’m not sure you can, six years into diabetes. It is unlikely that a six year old in Crete would be obese so he would likely have type 1. Antibodies probably would not still be positive. It is best just to treat the diabetes, get the A1c as low as possible and watch the lipids, blood pressure, etc. as he grows up. It is best just to keep things under control.