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.
October 22, 2001
Question from Merritt Island, Florida, USA:
My two year old has newly diagnosed type�1 diabetes. Do you have any information on the insulin activity of insulin glargine (Lantus) after the initial 24 hours?
There is very little information about Lantus (insulin glargine) in very young children. Clinically, it may not last as long in young children as it does in adults, i.e., there may be some waning effect so that you need two doses of Lantus or some NPH at lunchtime in addition to Humalog. You should discuss this with your child’s diabetes team and do lots of blood glucose monitoring since all doses should be individualized.