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.
September 12, 2002
Question from Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA:
Can traveling to high altitude affect blood sugar readings?
Glucose levels should not change markedly with altitude unless there is associated altitude sickness.
[Editor’s comment: Sometimes there might be problems with blood glucose meters at high altitude. Your husband should be sure to check his meter with control solution to make certain it is functioning properly. He can also contact the manufacturer to see if this is an issue with his particular meter.