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.
August 31, 2003
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Smyrna, Delaware, USA:
My son's mother had end-stage renal disease, and is on dialysis three times per week. My son currently lives with his mother, and right now I am trying to get joint custody. I am concerned because is overweight and does not exercise on a regular basis. When he is with me we go swimming, he rides his bike and I monitor what he eats. What are his chances of getting type 2 diabetes? What can I do to try to prevent this?
Obesity is a significant risk factor for getting type 2 diabetes, especially with a strong family history of the disease. Intervening now to improve his lifestyle, diet and activity level is important in decreasing his risk for diabetes.
[Editor’s comment: See What You Need to Know about Type 2 Diabetes in Children.