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.
June 29, 2009
Aches and Pains, Other Medications
Question from Delhi, India:
My five-year-old son has had type 1 for one and a half years. His A1c has always been good. What medicine should we apply to his insulin injection sites which look like cuts and a rash? My son also complains about pain in his lower legs. Should I give him vitamin D, calcium tablets, or something else?
I am presuming it’s just a couple of scratches and no other rash. I think the most important detail is to be sure the skin is clean before the shot so any scratch doesn’t have dirt in it. If it’s minor, do nothing more, otherwise, cover it with maybe antibiotic ointment.
We are understanding the need for at least 400 units of vitamin D in children. They do need calcium but, hopefully, the diet – milk, yogurt, etc. – covers that.