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.
May 25, 2001
Question from Panama City, Florida, USA:
I am 44 years old, have had diabetes for 34 years, and I am on intensive insulin treatment. I have Two years ago, I had laser surgery for retinopathy My insulin treatment includes 5 units of Regular before meals and a sliding scale of NPH at bedtime, and my hemoglobin A1c has been 5.9-6.0% for the past year. Is there another insulin treatment that might help reduce the A1c? I do not have a lot of low's.
The studies which have been performed relating blood sugar control to complications have shown that the blood sugar control, however it is attained, is the most important result. Therefore, if you are using Regular insulin, I believe this is a reasonable thing to use.