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.
March 23, 2001
Question from Polk City, Iowa, USA:
My two day old granddaughter's blood sugars have been running in the 40s [mg/dl, 2.2 mmol/L], so they put her on a IV and said she may not get to go home with the mother today. I live a long way from them, and I am very concerned. There is no diabetes in either family. Please tell me what you can about this.
This is a common problem in newborns and is not likely to represent a serious problem. The treatment may include starting an IV and giving sugar through the IV. Most of the time, this problem clears up after a day or two and is not likely to reoccur. It is not related to diabetes.