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 29, 2000
Question from Connecticut, USA:
Is insulin released immediately when a non-diabetic eats? How long does that insulin last? Does it have a peak like NPH or Humalog does? How can it sense how much to release?
The pancreas is very sensitive in those that are lucky enough not to have diabetes. Insulin is immediately released from the pancreas in response to increasing blood sugar levels. In addition, insulin is all one type — rapid acting. Just like with an insulin pump, there is always a “basal” insulin release from the pancreas all throughout the day and night. Great question!