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.
June 24, 2000
Question from Iquique, Chile:
My son was diagnosed in almost a year ago with Type 1 diabetes. He was 7 1/2. He is still in his "honeymoon". He appears to have more of a problem now with low blood sugar (sometimes he is home from school with a reading below 37). How long will this honeymoon period last? I know it can take a while, but is this length of time normal and when will I know that it has ended? He sees an endocrinologist every 2 months, but with the language problem, it is difficult for me to get concrete answers.
The honeymoon period can last from a few weeks to a few years. It is quite variable. There are some specialty food products available that help with low blood sugars — especially at night. Also make sure he is eating appropriate meals at school to help prevent low blood sugars.