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.
February 7, 2001
Question from Switzerland:
I am 25 years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about two years ago, and I am on Humalog before meals with NPH at bedtime. My blood glucose levels before breakfast and before lunch are okay. However, before supper the blood glucose levels often run very high. If I increase my Humalog dose before lunch, I get hypoglycemia in the afternoon. Do you have a good suggestion?
Talk to your physician about adding a dose of NPH in the morning. This insulin will peak 8-10 hours after injection and help control your pre-supper blood sugar without having to increase your lunch Humalog. Humalog is short acting and probably needs to be covered with long-acting NPH, unlike Regular insulin can probably be given without covering with NPH.