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 25, 2005
Question from Clayton, New Jersey, USA:
My son's diabetes team wants him to gain weight, but he is having a hard time doing so. He is 11 years old and weighs 65 pounds. He eats well and it seems like is always eating. We want to switch to a pump, but his lack of body fat is preventing it.
This suggests that his control is very poor. If not, then you have to consider a gut problem such as celiac disease. Please discuss this possibility with your diabetes team.