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 20, 1999
Question from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, USA:
My 18 year old daughter has had Type 1 diabetes since age 11. Her lifestyle (like many teenagers) consists of many late nights -- everything from a prom to doing homework. She takes lispro before meals and N at bedtime. How should she handle her evening insulin and snack on these occasions?
When at home, the evening insulin should be at the usual time, whether or not bedtime is involved.
It is hard to give insulin when away from home? With insulin pens, it isn’t hard. I wouldn’t be surprised that she already uses a pen for the Humalog. If she doesn’t want to take a pen with her when she goes out, then give insulin at home. However, she likely needs a little lispro for that late evening snack.