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 27, 2001
Question from Georgia, USA:
My 11 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 18 months ago. His blood sugar control is very good, but some nights he will wake up in the middle of the night feeling low, while other times he will not which results in rebound hyperglycemia. How should we treat a rebound hyperglycemia in the morning? Do we maintain his regular insulin dose or do we treat the high blood sugar with additional insulin? Is there any reason why he doesn't always awake when he goes low overnight?
Lows don’t always awaken you, so that doesn’t surprise me at all. What to do depends on how much insulin is left working. I do tend to correct for the high as per usual protocols, but you’ll have to just see for yourself. Try that and if it makes him low, then back off.