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.
October 22, 2005
Question from Bath, Pennsylvania, USA:
I have had diabetes for 27 years. My blood sugars have been up and down for a long time. For the past three days, I have had great control with blood sugars 80 to 110 mg/dl [4.4 to 61 mmol/L]. I am not doing anything differently and I was wondering why this could have happened? Can your pancreas start working again?
It is too early to tell. It is unlikely that having had type 1 diabetes and destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, you have begun to make insulin again. Has kidney function changed? Are you adhering to your diet differently? Has your activity changed? Three days is not enough time to notice much of a trend. I recommend discussing these results with your physician, based on previous recommendations for treatment and previous A1c results.