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 9, 2002
Question from Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA:
Our four year old son was diagnosed with type�1 diabetes about 14 months ago, and my wife and I get a lot of conflicting information from his diabetes team. I feel comfortable keeping him under 200mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L], and while one of his physicians agrees, the other likes to try and keep him at 300 mg/dl [16.7 mmol/L] which I totally disagree with. What is a safe blood sugar for a four year old?
It’s not so much keeping him below a level but trying to keep him between limits. We try to target blood glucose levels of 72-180 mg/dl [4-10mmol/L] in 80% of the tests. In the under five year olds, we accept a little more leeway. I agree that keeping him at 300 mg/dl [16.7 mmol/L] is far too high.