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.
May 8, 2001
Hyperglycemia and DKA
Question from the United Kingdom:
My husband looks at me with disapproval if my blood sugars are above normal, and I have tried to explain it is not only because of eating something I shouldn't have, it could be because of illness. Can you please confirm that high blood sugars are not only because a patient has eaten something which is high is refined carbohydrate?
What you have stated is absolutely correct. High blood sugars result from a complex interaction of hormones, activity, insulin dosing, and environmental conditions. It is not the case that high blood sugars are solely caused by overeating.