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.
January 6, 2000
Weight and Weight Loss
Question from El Paso,Texas, USA:
In Type 1 diabetes, do you lose weight from having high blood sugars, or by having high blood sugars and no insulin?
The underlying reason is lack of insulin. Without enough or properly timed insulin, the blood sugar is high, and the extra sugar is lost through the urine. Fat and muscle breakdown occur without enough insulin. Trying to use this approach for weight loss is very dangerous and may lead to earlier medical complications of diabetes.