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.
July 3, 2007
Question from Michigan, USA:
My son goes low while sleeping. How can I prevent this?
Nocturnal hypoglycemia can be decreased, but not totally avoided, by adjusting insulin doses, choosing alternative insulin products (i.e., sometimes bedtime Lantus avoids middle-of-the-night hypoglycemia as does bedtime Levemir versus bedtime NPH) and sometimes using an insulin pump to accomplish the same thing. Adjusting bedtime food choices (i.e., using high fat choices like ice cream) sometimes also helps. Lastly, adjusting insulin and/or food at bedtime based upon previous afternoon/evening activity is another alternative. All these are rather complicated and it would be wise to discuss details with your diabetes team.