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 11, 2001
Question from Prairie Village, Kansas, USA:
Our son was just recently diagnosed with type�1 diabetes, and we want to allow him to be as active as before, but I am noticing bruises. Is there a correlation? Should I be concerned?
There is usually no correlation between bruising and diabetes, except for the occasional bruise you may see at an injection site. If your son has easy bruising in other areas, it likely represents normal bruising that all kids get when they play. Because of his recent new diagnosis, you may be especially sensitive to your son’s health and are noticing bruising more. In more rare cases, easy bruising can represent different health problems not related to diabetes. If this easy bruising continues, you should discuss it with your son’s pediatrician and have a complete physical examination done.