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 26, 1999
Question from Sacramento, California, USA:
My daughter is 9 years old. She was diagnosed with Type 1 slightly over a year ago. In the past year, her blood sugar was good, till last month her blood sugar was from 200 to 400 for a month. The doctor tried to change her insulin. Shes taking NPH and Regular. Also add Humalog for high levels. Will it affect her kidney if it keeps up like that? The doctor is thinking to stop her NPH. Will it affect her blood sugar?
It seems pretty clear your daughter is out of the honeymoon and needs more insulin. I’d consider a more intensive schedule, using 3 or 4 shots a day. Discuss this with your daughter’s diabetes team.