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 8, 2000
Question from Syracuse, New York, USA:
I am a 27 year old male. I was diagnosed with diabetes almost a year ago. I was in the hospital for 2 days. My blood sugar was 604. I started taking 4 shots a day of NPH and R. After 2 months my doctor took me off of insulin. I figure I am on my honeymoon. My sugars are pretty normal even after a big meal plus a dessert. I am confused at what is going on. My doctor seems to be confused also. I have been off insulin for 9 months. Should I go back on NPH at a very low dose or just keep enjoying my honeymoon? My onset came on very fast with excessive thirst and urination and weight loss. I also had ketones at the time of diagnoses. I feel I can't move on with my life until I find out what is going on. Any suggestions would be very useful.
Just relax and enjoy your honeymoon. I think that this hypothesis is the only possible explanation of what’s going on. I’d try to stick to insulin therapy even at a very low dosage in order to preserve residual endogenous insulin secretion and assure the best metabolic control as judged by HbA1c levels.