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.
April 28, 2004
Hypoglycemia, Type 2
Question from Camden, Arkansas, USA:
My sugar is usually around 130 to 150 mg/dl [7.2 to 8.3 mmol/L] when I go to bed. I am dropping 80 to 100 mg/dl each night. I manage my diabetes with diet and exercise, no medication. What can I do to prevent this bottoming out?
I am very confused by this question. Is the fasting blood sugar really 50 mg/dl [2.8 mmol/L] without medication? Something is not right. Are you symptomatic (sweating, shakey etc)? Maybe the meter or strips are bad. It is normal to have a blood sugar of 70 to 110 mg/dl [3.9 to 6.1 mmol/L] when you get up in the morning.