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 29, 2007
Question from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
We recently bought a hot tub. I am aware of vasodilation and the risk of quicker absorption of insulin. Is there a range of blood sugar levels that we should maintain prior to allowing our son to enter the hot tub? We are limiting the time spent in the hot tub to 15 minutes only. Also, can hot tubing have a delayed effect in causing hypoglycemic episodes? We have noticed that if he goes in tub around 10 p.m., he tends to have a "dip" overnight somewhere between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Is this just coincidence?
I have a hard time worrying about 15 minutes. It’s the long time, active time, that I worry about, so just check his blood sugars to make sure he’s doing okay.
Additional comments from Dr. Matthew Brown:
I’m unaware of any problems or correlations with blood sugars that you should expect from using a hot tub.