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 29, 2003
Question from Guelph, Ontario, Canada:
A few days ago, my nine year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six years ago, had a seizure in the middle of the night. (He had one other seizure two years ago.) We were alerted to the seizure by his shouting, and when we entered his room, he was shaking uncontrollably and completely unaware of us. We have a glucagon kit, but both times we gave him a glass or orange juice instead of trying the glucagon because we are so used to doing that when his sugar is low. If this happens again, is it better to go directly to the glucagon or should we try getting him to drink juice first?
Children in the middle of a seizure can choke on food or fluids if they are used to correct a severe low blood sugar. It would be more appropriate in a case such as this to use your Glucagon Emergency Kit.