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.
June 21, 2001
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Question from New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA:
My twelve year old daughter, diagnosed 18 months ago with type 1 diabetes, wears an insulin pump, and a friend of ours has asked her to babysit for her four year old twins and six year old daughter. Should I be concerned?
Diabetes should not play a role in your decision about whether or not your child should babysit, unless you believe her control is not very good and that she is likely to have a low blood sugar while babysitting. However, I would question whether a 12 year old can manage the responsibility of caring for three children. That is a huge responsibility for an adult, no less a school-aged child.