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 21, 2000
Question from Singapore:
My newborn has had high blood sugar since her seventh day in this world. An answer to a previous question said that it is possible that she may recover months later. What is the probability? What can I do after she recovers to keep her from developing diabetes again or to prolong the time of disease occurrence?
Neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare syndrome (1:500.000 neonates) occurring in the first week of life. The affected infants, in more than 50% of cases, generally completely recover the ability to produce insulin after two to four months. This is called, “transient neonatal diabetes (TND)”. Relapses later in life are quite rare and are linked to the presence of HLA-DR3 and DR4 as does onset after the age of one month.