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.
September 11, 2003
Question from Pennsylvania, USA:
My 13 year old son was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I just read something in your question and answer section on the "dead in bed syndrome." I didn't think I could be more freaked out and scared about nighttime hypoglycemia than I already was. I was wrong. Can you elaborate as to what this syndrome is?
The answer to that question gave a reference about The Dead in Bed Syndrome, but briefly, it is thought to be due to severe unanticipated hypoglycemia. (Interestingly, the use of Lantus has been shown to reduce the incidence of nocturnal hypoglycemia.)