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.
November 15, 2000
Question from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA:
My two year old son has had type 1 diabetes since he was 11 months old. Six weeks ago, we noticed he had a jaundiced appearance. Here are his most recent hepatic function panel results: ALT-295, AST-208, ALP-148, bilirubin 0.25. Our son's doctor says that liver damage is occurring. The ALT and AST levels are increasing with every test. We are awaiting the results of a hepatitis test, as well as immunoglobulin tests. If it is not hepatitis, what else could it be? He never had yellow eyes, dark urine, or gray stools. My wife and I are very worried that he may be in the early stages of liver failure. Could this be related to the diabetes?
I’m afraid this is not diabetes, at least as I understand it. I’m not an expert on this and suggest you seek consultation with a gastroenterologist [gut and liver specialist] or a hepatologist [liver specialist].