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.
December 21, 2006
Question from San Antonio, Texas, USA:
I have a four year old daughter who was diagnosed in August 2004. Even though that was quite a while ago, I still get confused sometimes on when I need to give her NovoLog. I was told it should be within an hour after she eats. On several occasions, I did that and about an hour later, her sugar was low. I have another child also so I'm not sure if it's just because she plays with her or if I shouldn't have given her the amount of insulin given. I've read a lot of information and still can't seem to figure it out.
In most cases, rapid acting insulin (Humalog, NovoLog or Apidra) should be given at the time of the meal — or in small children, immediately after the meal. If you are unsure of how to dose or give the insulin, you would certainly benefit from sitting down with a diabetes educator to complete some comprehensive diabetes education. Please contact your diabetes physician and get this arranged.