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.
May 25, 2001
Community Resources, Insulin Pumps
Question from Westminster, Colorado, USA:
My six year old has type 1 diabetes, and I want to put him on an insulin pump, but his doctor is not really happy about them. He now goes to the Barbara Davis Center to be treated. I want to find another doctor for him, but I can't locate another pediatric endocrinologist. in the Denver area.
The diabetes care team at the Barbara Davis Center have had a great deal of experience with the use of insulin pumps in young children. Before you look for a change, I think that you should ask his doctor exactly why he is against using a pump and perhaps talk it over too with the medical social worker and the nurse educator.