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.
February 11, 2007
Question from India:
Which neuro-hormonal changes can be common in type 2 diabetics other than pancreatic hormones? Can aldosterone levels can be effected by persistent hyperglycemia? Can some biochemical urine tests (not routine) and pH of urine be changed due to type 2 diabetes, other than sugar in urine? If yes, how?
After a number of years, responses to hypoglycemia are decreased with decreased glucagon and epinephrine responses. Patients with type 2 diabetes are associated with marked cytokine abnormalities. Some of these may be neurally activated. The sympathetic nervous system is also upregulated in diabetes and may be part of the reason patients with neuropathy are at increased for sudden death.