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.
May 26, 2001
Question from Northampton, the United Kingdom:
I have type 1 diabetes. My blood sugars are running between 1.4 and 33.4 mmol/L [25.2 and 601. 2 mg/dl] or more (rarely at normal levels), and I currently have trouble keeping my eyes open during the day. I have a lot of course work to do at school, and because of this, stress levels have increased. Could my increased stress levels be affecting my blood sugars?
Your stress levels can definitely affect blood glucose control. Levels can vary quite dramatically. Also, part of the reason for the variation could also be because your routine has changed. When this happens it can take a while for the control to steady again. It would be worth having a chat with your diabetes team.