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 30, 2006
Daily Care, Insulin
Question from India:
I am a family physician in Gujarat, India. I have a 12 year old female patient who has had type 1 diabetes for four. She takes Human Mixtard, 12 units before breakfast and six units before dinner. Sometimes, she has hypoglycemic reactions, but, when we reduced her insulin, her blood sugars were too high. What do you suggest we do?
I am not familiar with the insulins that are available in your country. But, I would try to switch her to glargine (Lantus) as basal insulin and Regular or fast acting insulins before each meals. Premixed insulins for children and the young, actually for all type 1 and insulin treated diabetics, do not provide optimal control.