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.
August 2, 1999
Question from Bloomington, Minnesota, USA:
I am 65 years old. I was diagnosed with diabetes Type 2 four years ago. Since that time I have lost 40 pounds, from 155 to 115. I control my carbohydrate intake. I take Glucophage [metformin, a pill for Type 2 diabetes]. My blood sugar levels continue to rise and my endocrinologist seems puzzled. My blood sugar readings now are almost always over 200. Should I be concerned?
Of course you should. You should ask for a proper diabetes consultation to see what your average metabolic control is like, as judged by HbA1c level and lipid levels, and whether you need a different kind of therapy, either additional pills or even insulin, to improve your daily blood sugar levels.