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.
June 27, 2004
Question from Houston, Texas, USA:
A friend of mine has type 2 diabetes. She checks her blood sugar four times a day. Her morning fasting blood sugars tend to be higher than lunch and dinner. What would cause this?
One of the defects of Type 2 diabetes is an inappropriate production of sugar or glucose in the liver, especially during the night while we are sleeping. The best medicine to treat that defect is metformin (Glucophage). Your friend should ask her health care provider if she is a candidate for metformin. She needs to have good kidney function to take it and must avoid alcohol.