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 23, 2001
Question from McCleary, Washington, USA:
I recently got put on NPH and Regular insulin twice a day, and have noticed that I get a severe headache about an hour after taking it. Can you become sick if you take more insulin if you are producing insulin on your own?
Anyone can become low [have hypoglycemia], and thus become sick, by taking too much insulin. You would expect to quit making your own insulin if enough were injected. So, sick here means low — and that would be the only reaction other than the very rare allergic reaction to human insulin.