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.
April 15, 2000
Daily Care, Insulin Pumps
Question from West Palm Beach, Florida, USA:
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12. He is on both H and NPH insulin shots, twice a day. On school days, he is up by 6 A.M. and breakfast is 6:30 A.M. On weekends, he insists on sleeping in until noon or later like his friends do. How is this schedule change affecting his body for both the short and long term?
Although we try to normalize life for all children with diabetes, your son is risking having a low blood sugar by sleeping in until noon on the weekends. You may wish to talk to your diabetes team about using an insulin pump. With insulin pumps, although eating healthy meals remains important, the scheduling of meals is not as important as with injections.