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 3, 2002
Question from Massachusetts, USA:
What would the life expectancy be for someone who gets type 1 diabetes at age 10?
Life expectancy at age 20 after 10 years of type�1 diabetes will depend very greatly on the quality of blood sugar control over this period. If hemoglobin A1c readings have been fairly consistently within 1% of the upper limit of the normal range (or lower), and there is no evidence of hypertension, microalbuminuria or microaneurysms in the retina, then life expectancy (if this state is maintained) could be essentially normal.