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.
March 5, 2001
Behavior, Insulin Pumps
Question from Laurel, Maryland, USA:
My husband has type 1 diabetes and is on an insulin pump, but his blood sugars are constantly erratic, ranging from 30 to 300 mg/dl [1.7 to 16.7 mmol/L]. How do you cope with this and the related mood swings?
The main point of using an insulin pump is to minimize the swings in blood sugars. Clearly, your spouse is not achieving that goal. There are a great many reasons for this, all of which need to be discussed with your husband’s diabetes team. Please go with your spouse to that meeting so that you can express your concerns about such wide blood sugar ranges.