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.
December 19, 1999
Question from India:
My 14 year old daughter has had diabetes since she was 7 years old. Her weight is 48 kg. She takes 62 units of insulin. Is her dose high? She continues to have high sugars.
I am assuming that her dose is spread into at least two shots over the day. There are several reasons why she might be on a high dose of insulin: puberty is usually the main reason, but also consider injection sites, diet, injection technique. It is worth discussing this with your diabetes specialist to make sure that the treatment is optimal.