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 9, 2006
Question from Castle Rock, Colorado, USA:
When my 13 year old was upset at being grounded, she purposely took extra insulin to have a severe low, to get attention and to see if we cared about her. She told us she'd done it a few times before. She's getting prepared to go on the insulin pump. Should we reconsider it? She's generally a responsible teen, but this seems like awfully dangerous behavior.
It is extremely dangerous behavior, whether you choose to overdose on insulin via a syringe or via a pump. Please take your daughter to a mental health practitioner immediately. She is struggling and her emotional distress and pain can result in a life-threatening event. Contact your pediatrician or your diabetes team for referrals.