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.
September 17, 2001
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My nine year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week, and my mother-in-law told me that he would only live about ten years. I was devastated and would like to know if this is true.
That is not true. Children and adults with diabetes may live long and healthy lives. It is important to focus on controlling diabetes and having regular care by a physician trained to deal with diabetes in children. Decreasing the risk of developing long-term complications of diabetes by aggressively controlling blood sugars is essential to ensuring a long and healthy life.