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.
February 26, 2002
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Question from Aiken, South Carolina, USA:
My nine year old daughter who is on Humalog, Regular and NPH in the morning and at dinner, wants to spend the night with friends. She has just learned to give her injections and draw insulin but not mix it yet, and since she metabolizes the NPH much differently at night, I'm concerned that she will be low if she stays up much later than she is used to which I know she will do. Should I reduce her insulin or increase her food intake?
If you’re uncomfortable with how she will be cared for at a sleep-over, then you need to make alternate arrangements. See Camp and Sleepovers for information about sleepovers. I would suggest talking to your daughter’s physician for detailed instructions on how to dose your child’s insulin during a sleepover.