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.
October 20, 2004
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections, Daily Care
Question from Kings Park, New York, USA:
My sister was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She has very high blood sugars and takes two shots of insulin a day. What is a way to keep her blood sugar normal besides her insulin?
The best way is to take her to the nearest pediatric diabetes team experienced in dealing with children who have type 1 diabetes. They should be able to instruct her how to start an intensified insulin regimen aimed at the best metabolic control.
[Editor’s comment: A pediatric diabetes team should be able to provide dietary and exercise advice.