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.
August 6, 2007
Hypoglycemia, Other Illnesses
Question from India:
As a result of a 95% pancreatectomy done to treat her for nesidioblastosis, my one-year-old still needs frequent feedings to prevent low blood sugars. Diazoxide is of no use in her case. What kind of medication can I give her so that she can sleep for several hours? I would like to be able to remove her feeding tube.
If you have not already tried this, uncooked cornstarch often will help. This is a very slow way of providing carbohydrates and may help last through the night.