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 26, 2001
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Harrisville, Pennsylvania, USA:
I'm a 46 year old who was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (which is diet controlled) 17 years ago, and, for the last month or so, my blood sugars are constantly out of control (90-160 or more mg/dl [5-8.9 mmol/L]. Additionally, food just seems to sit in my stomach for extended hours, making me feel bloated and constantly full. If I don't eat I'm fine, but not eating causes my blood sugar to drop to 50 mg/dl [2.8 mmol/L] and then I pass out. Someone suggested that I may be insulin resistant until the food in my stomach gets to the liver. I'm searching for any and all solutions.
My best guess is that you might have gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach doesn’t empty. You might ask your doctor to evaluate you for this. At 46, you might have type�2 diabetes starting too.