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.
February 27, 2008
Question from Chennai, India:
My daughter was diagnosed with PHHI at birth and also had a 95% pancreacductomy. She still has tube feeds of milk and cornflour mixed together, especially in the nights to regulate her sugars. At 20 months, she now weighs 18 kgs (almost 40 pounds). As she is putting on too much weight, I would like to know whether she can just have cornflour with water through the tube at nights. Will it still control her sugars? According to the dietitian, her intake of milk is too high.
You should discuss this directly with your pediatric endocrinologist who knows your child well. The real answer would depend upon blood glucose control, food, and insulin interactions and cannot be answered in a general fashion.