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.
July 25, 2003
Question from Iran:
A friend of mine has type 1 diabetes. What is the relationship between type 1 diabetes and growth retardation or delayed maturity? How can I diagnose this?
Growth retardation has many causes to some extent depending on how long it has been present. Some delay in growth may occur in the last stages of preclinical diabetes and also later if the diabetes is not properly controlled. Your friend should be persuaded to see his/her doctor about this.