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.
April 18, 2002
Question from Nepean, Ontario, Canada:
My four year old stepson has had diabetes for a year and is currently getting injections at breakfast and at supper. Are there long-term side effects from excessive insulin use?
By definition, excessive insulin use is a bad idea. It can result in obesity, and, in the short term, is likely to be associated with frequent hypoglycaemic episodes — something to be avoided. On the other hand, the use of insulin in type 1 diabetes is literally life saving, and there is no evidence that proper use of therapeutic doses of insulin is harmful.