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 15, 2002
Daily Care, Traveling
Question from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA:
I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor put me on Glucophage XR, and my blood sugar is still up in the 200s mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Even though I have changed my eating habits, it won't go down. It is like I am not taking anything for it. Why isn't my blood sugar going down?
You don’t mention what your hemoglobin A1c is or how long you have been on the Glucophage XR [metformin]. If your A1c is over 7% and you have been on the Glucophage for at least a month, you may need an increase in your dose and/or add a second medication. You should see your physician to discuss this.