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.
November 30, 1999
Question from Georgetown, Ontario, Canada:
My daughter is a 6 year old type 1 diabetic. Her insulin regimen approximates to 10 units of N, 1 unit of R in the morning (about 7:30�A.M.) and 1 unit R in the evening (about 5�P.M.). She suffers from low readings in the morning and sometimes is woken by her low readings as early as 4�A.M. We have tried increasing her bedtime snack and usually give her about 30 grams of carb. We are currently using Humalog for her supper shot and sometimes do not give her any insulin at suppertime. She still gets low overnight. Any suggestions?
It sounds like you may benefit from giving your daughter Humalog at teatime instead of R and not giving any insulin at suppertime. She may still be going through the honeymoon period, so her insulin requirements overnight at present may be provided by her body’s own insulin production.