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.
April 11, 2005
Hyperglycemia and DKA, Other
Question from Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico:
My six year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 the end of January this year and we have had fairly good control of her sugar levels. Today, she fell at school and fractured her arm. At the time of the accident, her levels were good, but, since then, have been 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L] and higher. Would this be common for this type of accident? Should I adjust her insulin or wait and watch for a while?
It is very common during the times of illness or even injury to have higher blood sugars. I would carefully monitor her blood sugar during her healing process and use extra rapid-acting insulin (Humalog or NovoLog) for those higher blood sugars.