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.
August 13, 1999
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Los Angeles, California, USA:
There's diabetes in our family. How are we going to be able to prevent our other family members from getting diabetes?
A great question, without an answer in 1999, but here are some thoughts:
Diabetes, Type 1, the autoimmune type: Family members should participate in the DPT-1 trial. Ask your endocrinologist about a center near you.
Infants: some centers are screening for the genes that are associated with diabetes. Infants at risk could be followed for signs of autoimmune disease in the pancreas.