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 21, 2006
Question from Gardendale, Alabama, USA:
My 14 year old son has had type 1 for three years. We go to the endocrinologist every three or four months. At each visit, the doctor checks my son's groin area to see if he has any signs of puberty. My son and I want to know if this is a normal procedure for an endocrinologist.
Checking pubertal development is a normal part of a physical examination. Examing a young man’s groin at each office visit seems excessive. An annual examination (and any additional examinations if problems were suspected) would be closer to the norm.