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.
January 19, 2005
Research: Causes and Prevention, Type 2
Question from Chula Vista, California, USA:
During the early 90s I was given a regimen of Interferon Alfa during a testing phase. Six years later, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Is it possible that the Interferon Alfa treatment caused the type 2 diabetes?
To my knowledge, I am not aware that this drug has been associated with the latent development of type 2 diabetes. If you still are in contact with the physician who prescribed the Interferon, you may want to check with them. By this time, there has been a fair amount of information generated on the complications of this drug. You may want to look into this. There are a number of data bases. You could check with the sponsor or with a local pharmacist. Type 2 diabetes is common in our society. Interferon is associated with activating the immune system. Type 2 diabetes is not necessarily associated with an immunogenic cause.