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 23, 2000
Question from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA:
My son has had type�1 diabetes for one year now. Why, when I test him one and one-half to two hours after eating dinner, is his blood sugar about 150 mg/dl [8.3 mmol/L], and then, about three to four hours later, in the 200s mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]? I know he is not eating anything in between. He does take Humalog before dinner.
His insulin dose and/or type is not correct for what he’s eating. Obviously, he is taking longer to absorb his food than the current insulin is lasting. You should discuss this with your diabetes team before making any alterations.