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.
December 3, 1999
Question from Livonia, Michigan, USA:
My son was diagnosed with type 1 just after his 6th birthday about 7 months ago. Do you have any information on publications giving exact recommendations on adjusting insulin dosages based on blood sugar fluctuation patterns? Doctors are vague and say to "experiment". We'd like real guidelines.
Insulin adjustment is an individual thing, depending on factors such as the types of insulin, age of child, exercise and food patterns. I would recommend reading and learning as much as you can about your child’s insulins, and working with your diabetes clinician to help best adjust your own child’s insulin. A book such as Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes has a good chapter on insulins. One caution is that for the first year or so of diabetes, your child will probably continue to make some insulin, and the insulin adjustment guidelines may change over time as less and less insulin is made.