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 3, 2000
Question from Ontario, Canada:
Our 16 year old Type 1 diabetic son has high blood sugars every morning (10.2 -20.0). We check him at night and he is usually high as well (8.0 - 10.0). He takes N (long) insulin and R (intermediate) insulin at bedtime. What can we do to lower the A.M. high blood sugars?
It sounds as though your son needs a little more long acting insulin. The other possibility is giving the long acting a little earlier to see if an earlier action might help.
It is worth seeking help from your diabetes team.