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.
March 6, 2001
Question from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
I work in a pharmacy and we have a patient who has an infant with diabetes. She wants to if there is such a thing as a glucose suppository to treat hypoglycemia when her infant is unable to take glucose orally. Can you help me out?
No, but the glucose gels can be given in the cheek and are absorbed. The really best message is to prevent the lows. I know easier said than done, and I don’t push infants.
[Editor’s comment: You can use a very soft toothbrush to get the gel into a small child by gently using it to rub the gel into the child’s gums or inside the cheek. This parent should also have (and know how to use) a Glucagon Emergency Kit.