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.
March 10, 2001
Question from New Zealand:
I am a fourteen year old with type�1 diabetes. If I had a severe hypo in the middle of the night, and no one woke up to save me, about how long would it take before I died?
It takes a very long time for a severe hypo to kill someone. It’s much more likely the person would wake up before it happens. Moreover, current intensified regimens lessen the risk of prolonged severe hypos because of less use of slow acting insulins.
Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:
Also, since this seems to be a concern to you, I would suggest that you monitor your blood glucose levels during the night and discuss your treatment plan with your diabetes team.