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.
May 12, 2006
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Insulin
Question from Missouri, USA:
We have been checking our son's two hour post meal numbers. They are anywhere from 200 to 500 mg/dl [11.1 to 27.8 mmol/L]. We count carbohydrates and adjust the insulin based on what he ate. Does this indicate we need more fast-acting insulin or that he would need more Lantus (24 hour) insulin?
It seems to me that your son might need either more fast-acting insulin at meals and/or possibly waiting more between the shot and the beginning of eating.