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.
August 31, 2003
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Macedon, New York, USA:
My brother was recently put on insulin once per day, and because of the initial fear and pain of the needle and subsequent injections, he prefers to use a site on the sides of his thighs where he currently is experiencing some numbness. Is it okay to administer the insulin in these numb areas?
I would be concerned about the numbness and the cause, and I would look for other areas to inject his insulin. The absorption may not be affected, but it would be best if he used other areas. The numbness should be evaluated by his physician.