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.
September 19, 2002
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Florida, USA:
Our basic life support order just addresses giving oral glucose for low sugar in adults. In emergency medical treatment of pediatric diabetics, are sugar readings considered and treated the same as for adults?
Great question. Glucose readings are the same, but I tend to set the floor at 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L] for younger children because they pass through it and get to a lower number so I want action at higher numbers. However, the children respond like adults; they are usually okay at 60 mg/dl [3.3 mmol/L] — you just don’t want the 40 mg/dl [2.2 mmol/L].