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.
July 15, 2003
Question from Kuwait:
My child has type 1 diabetes, eats three meals per day, and her before meal glucose levels are within normal range, but sometimes her two-hour postprandial blood glucose is higher than 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. Is it normal? What is the normal range for postprandial glucose levels?
All children with diabetes have a temporary post-meal increase in their blood sugars. This should return to a normal level within two to three hours after a meal which indicates that the mealtime dosing of insulin has been calculated correctly.