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.
April 21, 2000
Question from the state of Washington, USA:
Since my 4 year old son's Type 1 diagnosis 4 months ago, he has been having very frequent, soft bowel movements. I'm wondering if any part of his treatment could be the cause. He is on a low dose of insulin due to his honeymoon, eats a lot of fiber and fair amount of artificially sweetened drinks. I'm afraid he is not getting full use of his food nutrients due to passing of bowel movements so soon after consumption.
The soft stools are not likely to be related to the diabetes. If your son is drinking fruit juices, you might try to eliminate them also. Talk to your dietitian about this.