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.
June 14, 2001
Question from Camp Verde, Arizona, USA:
I have type 2 diabetes, and a lot of the time my cheeks are beet red and hot. Is this a relationship to the diabetes?
Many things can cause checks to “blush” and one of them is high blood sugar. Have you tested your blood sugar while this is happening? That would be a good way to see if a high blood sugar is causing this. Targets for blood sugar control are usually described as less than 120 mg/dl [6.7 mmol/L] before meals and less than 180 mg/dl [10 mmol/L]after meals.
I hope you take the opportunity to learn more about diabetes through education classes offered in your area. Learning how to be the expert on your diabetes is essential to your living successfully with it.