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.
November 9, 1999
Question from Ankara, Turkey:
My six year old daughter was diagnosed with "diabetic ketoacidosis" 4 months ago. When we visited to hospital, her blood sugar level was 675 mg/dl and ketones 3.77 mmol/dl. Before her diagnosis, she had influenza with a fever nearly 39�C. She stayed at hospital for five days. After treatment, she was discharged from hospital with Insulin Mixtard 30HM (12 units at morning and 6 units before dinner). In the next 25 days according to her blood sugar level, we gradually decreased her insulin doses 2 units at morning and 2 units before dinner. We could manage her blood sugar level well till last week. However, her blood sugar level started to increase 215 mg/dl before breakfast and other values is between 150 to 200 mg/dl at day time. Is she a Type�1 diabetic patient and started to leave the honeymoon period? If so, can I do anything else except to adjust Insulin doses?
You are possibly correct or the latest increase in insulin requirement may be temporary and due to a viral infection. You are doing exactly the right thing by monitoring her blood sugars and modifying the insulin appropriately.