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 31, 2001
Question from Ontario, Canada:
My son, who has had diabetes for six years and takes four to five injections of insulin daily, wanted me to ask you what would happen if people without diabetes took small amounts of insulin. We are both curious!
My first response is don’t.
The answer is, of course, entirely dependent upon the dose (or more specifically upon the dose per kg body weight). The risk is hypoglycaemia. There is no justification for anyone without diabetes taking any injected insulin except in the very specific circumstances of a medical investigation.