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.
February 8, 2012
Question from Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA:
I've had type 1 diabetes for 32 years. I've never had a heart attack or any stents. I take a number of medications daily, including Plavix. Should someone who has never had a heart attack or stents be on Plavix? I am taking medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol.
The American Diabetes Association Clinical Guidelines indicate that Plavix is an appropriate substitution for aspirin in aspirin-allergic patients. This may be an indication for the drug, if you are allergic to aspirin. Otherwise, I would suggest you discuss this with your physician.